In the News

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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Sky News: All women over 30 should be tested for faulty cancer gene

Eve Appeal funded researchers at Barts Cancer Institute estimate that around 83,000 cancers could be prevented if all women over 30 were screened for the BRCA gene mutation, which puts women at higher risk of breast and ovarian cancers.

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BBC News: Angelina Jolie gene testing for all?

Research funded by The Eve Appeal and conducted by Dr Ranjit Manchanda at Queen Mary Hospital has shown that testing all women for the "Angelina Jolie gene", even if not considered at risk, would prevent cancers, save lives and is cost effective.

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50% Of Men Don’t Know Where The Vagina Is, According To UK Study

With the seeming endless amount of sex advice out there in books, articles, and on the Internet, you would think that "know where the vagina is" would be near the top of the advice list for heterosexual men. Conducted by The Eve Appeal, a survey of 2,000 adults in the United Kingdom revealed that 50% of men couldn't identify the vagina on an anatomical diagram.

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Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month: one in two men can’t find the vagina

Survey results show shockingly low levels of awareness about the symptoms of gynaecological cancer among both men and women.

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Half of men cannot label where the vagina is on a picture of the female body: One in six know nothing about gynaecological issues.

For too many men, women’s bodies are still a taboo subject, ‘shrouded in mystery’. Half of those surveyed said they would not be comfortable discussing gynaecological issues with a female partner.

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Half of men don’t know where the vagina is according to a new survey.

Today in slightly worrying news for our current sexual education curriculum, a poll has found that half of men can’t point to where the vagina is on a human body.

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Daily Mail: Woman diagnosed with womb cancer saved by her desire to have a baby

Vaishali Bamania, of Preston, was diagnosed after years of irregular periods - here she shares her story for Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Month

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