Here is where you'll find all the latest updates from The Eve Appeal; from research updates within the national media, to awareness and fundraising examples of our amazing supporters, both in national and regional media.
Get The Gloss: Caroline Hirons – “I’m desperate to change how we talk about our bodies”
Eve Appeal ambassador and skincare expert Caroline Hirons tells Get The Gloss why she’s championing our Get Lippy campaign, how a smear test could’ve made all the difference to her grandma and why it’s time we all got comfortable with talking about all things gynae-related
STELLA magazine: Why it’s time to talk about below-the-belt cancers
Every year, 21,000 women in the UK develop a gynaecological cancer. Yet it seems we’re still a nation too shy to speak up, with a fifth of women feeling unable to speak to their GP about their symptoms.
This is why women’s charity The Eve Appeal and the beauty industry’s Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) have joined forces to launch Get Lippy. The campaign, which aims to raise awareness of gynaecological cancers, runs throughout May, and is backed by top beauty retailers such as Space NK, Harvey Nichols, Tesco and Oliver Bonas, and brands including Elemis, Vaseline, Hourglass, Eos, Lipstick Queen, Bali Balm and Smashbox.
Glamour Magazine: This is the important reason why women are sharing #GetLippy photos on social media
Women’s cancer charity, The Eve Appeal, is launching its #GetLippy campaign to encourage women and men to speak up and out about gynaecological health by sharing a ‘pout and shout’ selfie on social media.
The campaign is also calling on the UK to donate or purchase a lipstick from a #GetLippy beauty partner to help raise vital funds for Eve Appeal’s pioneering research, to save women’s lives through early detection, risk-prediction and prevention of all 5 gynaecological cancers.
More than 21,000 women are diagnosed with a form of gynaecological cancer each year in the UK and 21 women will die each day as a result. But only one in seven women can name a single type.
To break the taboos and raise awareness of signs and symptoms, The Eve Appeal is launching a new campaign called Get Lippy. And yes, that means ‘lippy’ in the sense of speaking up about all things gynae, but it also means lipstick! The Eve Appeal has partnered with national retailers, including Tesco, and beauty brands so you can buy a lipstick or lip balm and contribute to pioneering research for screening and interventions.
Channel 4 News: 80,000 cases of cancer in woman ‘preventable’ if gene mutation screenings were offered
Research which was funded by The Eve Appeal suggests that more than 80,000 cases of cancer could be prevented if ALL woman over the age of 30 were offered screening for gene mutations.
Woman carrying the ‘BRCA’ gene are much more likely to develop breast or ovarian cancer. Researchers in London have found that screening the entire population for the gene could also be more cost-effective.
The Times: Health chiefs urged to offer all women £175 genetic test for cancer
Offering every woman over 30 a test for cancer-causing gene mutations could prevent tens of thousands of ovarian and breast cancer cases, scientists say. Public health chiefs said they would look “with interest” at a study showing that national genetic screening would save lives and be cost-effective.
Researcher funded by The Eve Appeal was carried out by a team from Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust, calculated that if 71 per cent of women took up the £175 test, up to 17,000 ovarian cancers and 64,000 breast cancers could be prevented.
Daily Mail: Testing all women aged over 30 for ‘Jolie gene’ could prevent 80,000 breast and ovarian cancer cases
Eve Appeal funded research has shown that testing all women over 30 for genetic mutations could save more than 80,000 from getting cancer breast or ovarian cancer. The faults, such as the BRCA gene mutation famously carried by Angelina Jolie, significantly raise cancer risk.
But experts at Barts Cancer Institute in London have calculated that if all 26million British women over 30 were tested, 64,500 would be spared breast cancer they would otherwise develop at some stage.
The i: Testing all women over 30 for faulty cancer genes ‘will cut costs and save lives’
All British women over the age of 30 should be tested for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations to help save lives and cut costs, new research funded by The Eve Appeal suggests.
Researchers from Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary University of London said screening the entire population rather than just those at high-risk of carrying either a BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutation would be more cost effective and could help prevent more of the cancers.