UCL News


Phones for breast cancer

25 January 2006

A breast cancer research group in UCL Surgery is raising funds by recycling discarded mobile telephones.

The aim of the UCL Against Breast Cancer (ABC) Research Group, led by Dr Anthony Leathem (UCL Surgery), is to increase survival of breast cancer patients by destroying remaining cancer cells through immune therapy and by slowing down cancer growth through changes in diet, lifestyle and possibly complementary treatments.

Funded by the charity Against Breast Cancer, the group is appealing for discarded mobile telephones and print cartridges as part of a fundraising drive for a study which is investigating the link between diet and lifestyle and breast cancer.

Study co-ordinator and ABC fundraiser Miss Clare Middleton (UCL Surgery) said: "This scheme funds the essential consumables for the study. As well as the environmental benefits of recycling old mobile phones and print cartridges, each phone can raise £10 on average."

To find out more, use the links at the bottom of this article or contact Clare Middleton.