BRIGHT supports research and new cancer treatments for gastro-intestinal cancer patients at the St Luke’s Cancer Centre, Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford. Currently we are fundraising to raise money for the following projects…

Research

PHD or clinical fellow funding (circa £20,000)

Laboratory based research is a key element of BRIGHT’s remit and funding for a PhD student or clinical fellow is required. Research funding would be used to supplement our ongoing research project at Kingston University to help the development of new anti bowel cancer drugs. A clinical fellow would be used to help the oncology charity trustees to produce more clinical based research leading to a better future.

New cancer treatments

Following the investment by BRIGHT in the provision of a Papillon machine for St Luke’s, we have several different projects planned to support this further:

Brachytherapy research nurse (circa £30,000)

To support patients considering and undergoing the Papillon treatment. The nurse would also manage research recruitment, assist with data entry and then compile research findings for publication.

Papillon patient information dvd (circa £3,500)

We would like to help patients to understand the treatment and what to expect to help them decide about this treatment option.

Papillon equipment (£1,500 – £2,000)

As we treat more patients with the Papillon machine we will require more applicators to deliver treatment. These cost £1,500 each. In addition, dedicated equipment is needed for patients to stay more comfortably in the correct position for Papillon treatment. In addition, dedicated equipment is needed for more comfortable delivery of the treatment.

Papillon suite (up to £1million)

A suite dedicated to Papillon patients, to include a radiotherapy theatre housing the Papillon machine and changing rooms.