Useful Contacts


Information including local support groups for specific cancer types.

Cancer Research UK
Information on all cancers, and a science update blog.

Genetic Alliance UK
Information on all genetic conditions.

Information for patients and families discussing treatment options.

World Cancer Research Fund
Part of WCRF network of charities that fund research and provide information about reducing cancer risk.

Information and personal stories about Familial Adenomatous Polyposis.

A support group for patients and families affected by Familial Adenomatous Polyposis and Gardner’s Syndrome (FAP) plus Peutz Jegher’s Syndrome, Juvenile Polyposis and MYH (Mut Y Homolog).

Local to the East Midlands

Coping With Cancer
A charity working across Leicestershire and Rutland with a resource centre in Leicester, website and helpline.

The Leicester Royal Infirmary Cancer Information Centre

Hope Against Cancer
Leicestershire and Rutland's local cancer research charity.

Helping to fight prostate cancer in Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire.

Cancer Self-Help Group Loughborough

Inherited breast cancer advice

National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline (01629 813000)

Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention
A UK charity dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer.

A Beginner’s Guide to BRCA1 and BRCA2 - The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation (PDF)

More links about diet and lifestyle can be found on our Videos and Information page.

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Department of Genetics
University of Leicester
University Road
United Kingdom

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