PLANETS in the media


First IOERT Patient Tells His Story to the Salisbury Journal

We were delighted to learn that Shane Rouse, a Salisbury bowel cancer patient who was the first person in the UK to receive radiotherapy via our newly acquired Mobetron machine (IOERT), has returned to work and is recovering well. Shane has told his story to the Salisbury Journal.  Please click on the link for the full story….

LP24 in the Papers!

  Great article in the Bournemouth Echo on June 8th promoting our LP24 riders and their quest to raise money for PLANETS!

Muc Off Support LP24 Riders!

  Poole based company Muc Off are the latest company to support our LP24 (London to Paris in 24 hours) event.  Muc Off are an international company that sell every cleaning product under the sun for bikes and cars.  When NET patient (and LP24 participant) Jo Green, pictured above, approached the MD Alex Trimnell to…

Southampton Aiding Research into Earlier Diagnosis for Pancreatic Cancer

You may have notice that Southampton was mentioned in recent media stories regarding The National Tumour Bank that is carrying out important pancreatic cancer research? Colin Johnson, Professor of Surgical Sciences at University of Southampton, has this to say about the project: ‘The National Tissue Bank is a major development in pancreatic cancer research. Several…

Pancreatic Cancer UK Announce Joint Research Project with PLANETS

PLANETS Charitable Fund are excited to have joined forces with Pancreatic Cancer UK to provide a grant over a two year period for a pancreatic research project: ́The role of Eps8 in αvβ6-dependent functions in pancreatic cancer invasion’ to be undertaken by Dr Jo Tod. Jo Tod graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine, London,…

PLANETS & NET Awareness in the Southampton Echo

NET Patient of Neil Pearce, Jo Green, made the Southampton Echo this week talking about her diagnosis and treatment as well as the fundraising she has done for PLANETS.  Leading up to NET Cancer Day, this was a great bit of PR for the charity as well as raising invaluable awareness of NET cancer.  Well…

PLANETS Firewalk Event in the Bournemouth Echo

Former patient of Consultant Surgeon Arjun Takhar, Stuart Wayment is organising a ‘Firewalk’ to raise funds for PLANETS to thank the team for looking after him.  Stuart has managed to attract the attention of the Bournemouth Echo with his story. The 52-year-old underwent a Whipple procedure in late 2012 after a blood donation was rejected…

PLANETS Supporter & NET Patient Ronny is in the News!

NET Patient Ronny Allan raises awareness for NETs and PLANETS in the local media! Father-of-two Ronny, 58, from Ringwood has been fighting neuroendocrine cancer since 2010. He has undergone seven major and minor operations with PLANETS founder Neil Pearce and also at Bournemouth hospital as well as various other treatments.  Ronny is walking the length…

Joanne Green Raises NET Awareness and gets PLANETS in the News!

    Joanne Green, NET patient of PLANETS founder Neil Pearce, has told her story to The Gulf News magazine, Friday. Joanne was diagnosed with NET cancer in October 2011 after suffering undiagnosed for 12 years, a common story for NET patients. Joanne had successful surgery in December 2011 with Neil Pearce that has improved…

First Patient Receives PRRT at Southampton thanks to PLANETS

  UHS magazine Connect featured a fantastic article about NET patient Maureen McKenzie who, in July 2013, became the first Southampton patient to receive PRRT (peptide receptor radionuclide therapy). The equipment for this treatment was jointly funded by UHS and PLANETS showing just how important and valuable the fundraising is. The grandmother-of-five underwent surgery at…