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Newsletter: Spring 2019

Steve was appointed as Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in 1988, President of the British Orthopaedic Association 2007-2008 and is an elected member of the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons (2008).

Clinical specialisation is orthopaedic oncology and he has developed orthopaedic surgical techniques to deal with sarcomas of bone and soft tissue. Mr Cannon has a particular interest in fixation of endoprostheses to bone, non invasive growing prosthesis and pelvic surgery.

Newsletter: December 2018

As ever September is a very busy fundraising month for SCAT. It is the month that I most look forward to in our calendar. We started things off with the Thames Bridges Trek, growing our team to 21 Participants this year – I really can’t recommend this event enough – I am very pleased to announce that together we raised over £12,000 which is absolutely fantastic. We walked this year in memory of Ellis Clark and Hannah Loughran.

Newsletter: Summer 2018

The month of July is known globally as Sarcoma Awareness Month and SCAT has been involved in trying to raise awareness by sharing inspiring stories from patients, health professionals and supporters. I will be sharing these articles over the coming months

in our newsletters. In this summer edition we read about an extremely brave young lady called Kim who, with help from SCAT, now has an upgraded limb, provided by our ‘Live Life to the Full’ campaign.

Newsletter: Spring 2018

Well, what a cold, long winter we have had?! By the time you read this I hope there are spring flowers bursting up everywhere and we can look towards warmer climates.For one of our supporters, the long cold winter has meant that she has had to do all of her training for the London Marathon through arctic conditions. You can read more about Sian in this edition of our newsletter but a huge big ‘good luck’ and ‘thank you’ from everyone here at SCAT!

Newsletter: December 2017

This month I write about the support of The Rotary Club of Canterbury, Sainsbury’s Superstore Canterbury and the MED Club Dinner and Dance and it is all tribute to a wonderful young lady, Hannah Loughran. Christmas can be a very difficult time of year for some of our readers and whilst we try hard to make it a happy time, there are lots of people who are terribly missed. I wanted to take the opportunity to dedicate this edition of the newsletter to Hannah who died on 29th November 2016 aged 27.

Newsletter: Summer 2017

I feel I am in a very fortunate position to have so much to report on in each newsletter. The last three months have been very busy as we gear up for the summer fundraising activities, always a busy time of the year for SCAT. We kick off with John Devaney’s annual ‘Thon’ event; Kate Brewer embarks on a half marathon; then onto the Thames Bridges Walk and the London to Brighton (places available for both events, read on for more information); Andy Keay is cycling London to Paris; and we have the annual Golf days to look forward to.

Newsletter: Spring 2017

Spring is always an exciting time of year in fundraising as we start to gear up to support and take part in all the activities stretching out over the year ahead. We kicked off with something quite spectacular, the SCAT Stars In Their Eyes event and as you continue to read this edition, take heed of a health warning - once seen this can never be unseen - as our wonderful consultants championed their inner girl-power, wow! This month Gaby kicks off our summer of sporting challenges by taking on all 26.2 miles of the London Marathon. Please join Team SCAT or encourage your friends and family to do so at the London to Brighton, London to Paris or Thames walking challenges.

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Dr Paul Unwin Trustee

Dr Unwin is the Managing Director of Stanmore Implants, a company that focuses on the design and fabrication of specialised implants for limb salvaging.

He is a Board member of the International Society on Limb Salvage. Dr Unwin has been actively involved in limb salvage research since 1989, and his PhD thesis was on the development of enhanced fixation methods of limb salvage implants. Currently Dr Unwin is actively involved in the development of the next generation massive endoprosthetic replacements and implants for the direct skeletal attachment of artificial limbs.

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Mr Panagiotis Gikas - Consultant Orthopaedic and Sarcoma Surgeon

Mr Gikas has completed his medical school and postgraduate training in London and specialises in primary and revision hip and knee arthroplasty, knee cartilage injuries and the surgical management of primary and metastatic bone cancer.

Mr Gikas’s clinical and research endeavours have centred around hip and knee reconstruction and treatment of bone and soft tissue cancer. His interests include the use of the anterior approach to hip replacement, custom made instruments as well as robotics for knee replacement, use of stem cell and cartilage techniques to address cartilage defects and the management of major bone and soft tissue cancer.

Qualifications: BS(c), MBBS Hons, MD(Res),PhD FRCS (Tr&Orth)

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Andrew Roast

Andy first heard of Scat Bone Cancer Trust after being treated for chondrosarcoma. He received limb salvage surgery on his left hip and thigh bone in 2014. In 2016, he rode his bike from London to Paris to raise funds for Scat Bone Cancer Trust.

Andy works in digital communications for a children's charity and brings his digital experience to SCAT.

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Julie Woodford

Macmillan Nurse Consultant and Sarcoma Lead Clinician

Julie joined the RNOH Sarcoma Unit in 2000 and has loved every minute of it. The team has expanded significantly over the years and it is important to Julie as a Consultant Nurse and the Clinical Lead that she continues to have hands on patient experience - this is the most rewarding part of her role.

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Sarah Wright, Head of Fundraising

Sarah has several years’ experience in the charity sector having worked for the Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Alliance. She has seen first-hand how supportive Scat is and has fundraised for Scat through the Ellis Harriet Clark Foundation organising the ‘EHC Ball’ in 2009 and the very successful ‘Ellis 50 miler’ bike rides. 

Sarah is really looking forward to working with those that are already supporters of Scat and others that perhaps haven’t heard about our good work yet. It would not be possible to fulfill all of Scat’s financial commitments without the amazing support from others.

Mr Will Aston
Professor Tim Briggs, CBE
Mr Steve Cannon MBE
Professor Adrienne Flanagan, OBE
Mr Rob Pollock
Mr John Skinner
Dr Paul Unwin
Mr Adrian Waddingham, CBE
Andrew Roast
Julie Woodford
Mr Craig Gerrand
Mr Panos Gikas