Of pills and ills

October 2000
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/28/2000, Vol. 321 Issue 7268, p1042
Academic Journal
Profiles Professor Valerie Beral, director of Great Britain's Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF). Impact of publicity on her work as an epidemiologist; Highlights of Beral's research involving women's health issues, including breast cancer and pregnancy; Details of Beral's role in the so-called million women study of female public health in Great Britain; Her belief that the birth control pill has the potential to protect against breast cancer.


Related Articles

  • UK cancer fund finds new ways of making money. McGourty, C. // Nature;4/27/1989, Vol. 338 Issue 6218, p695 

    Reports that charity shops have increased income for Britain's Imperial Cancer Research Fund. New research facilities planned; Uncertainty about funds.

  • Imperial Cancer to revamp shop image. Kleinman, Mark // Marketing (00253650);8/3/2000, p2 

    Reports the restructuring of the retail outlets of Imperial Cancer Research Fund in Great Britain. Aim of the restructuring project; Transformation of the retail stores into community centers; Importance of corporate branding in improving retail revenues.

  • Visionaries seek UK national strategy. Mitchell, Alison // Nature;3/26/1998, Vol. 392 Issue 6674, p419 

    Discusses the call for a national strategy on cancer research in Great Britain. Call made by the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF); Charity research groups not presently able to apply for government research support; Details about ICRF; Joint collaborations and the Cancer Research Campaign...

  • Vision of a golden age: Cancer charity looks to the future. Court, Claudia // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/7/95, Vol. 311 Issue 7010, p897 

    Reports on the study released from the Imperial Cancer Research Fund on cancer and cancer chemotherapy. Improvements in cancer treatment and cancer survival rates; Profile on prevention, diagnosis and treatment measures for cancer for three different periods.

  • UK charity cuts research funds. D.D. // Nature;10/6/1994, Vol. 371 Issue 6497, p464 

    Reports on plans of the Great Britain's Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) to reduce overall spending on research. Closure of several ICRF laboratories; Cuts in the recruitment and support of research fellows; Putting more focus to ICRF's support for basic and clinical research; Decrease in...

  • Two British cancer charities may join forces. Illman, John; Illman, J // JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute;9/5/2001, Vol. 93 Issue 17, p1289 

    Reports the partnership between the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) and Cancer Research Campaign (CRC) in Great Britain. Annual expenditure of ICRF and CRC; Number of doctors and scientists employed in ICRF; Role of cancer charities in development of the modern hospice movement.

  • Hormone treatment increases breast cancer risk, study shows. Mayor, Susan // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);8/16/2003, Vol. 327 Issue 7411, p359 

    Reports that the use of combined hormone replacement therapy (HRT) doubles the risk of breast cancer. Consideration of the risks associated with the combined use of oestrogen and progestogen treatment; Views from Valerie Beral, a professor of epidemiology at the Cancer Research Epidemiology...

  • Britain needs a national cancer institute. Waxman, Jonathan // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);11/14/98, Vol. 317 Issue 7169, p1397 

    Focuses on funding for cancer research in Great Britain. Amount planned to be spent by the Imperial Cancer Research Fund on interferon, a drug for treating cancer; Need of charities to draw in financial support to promote cancer research; Annual budgets of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and...

  • Cancer Research UK's ad highlights benefits of merger. Grant, Jules // Marketing (00253650);3/21/2002, p22 

    Reports the merger of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund and the Cancer Research Campaign in Great Britain. Launch of an advertising campaign on cancer awareness; Features of the campaign; Amount spent on the campaign.


Read the Article


Sign out of this library

Other Topics