The London Marathon 2017 will be held on Sunday, 23rd April 2017.
Our group’s Honorary President Dr Laura Moss is running the Marathon to raise awareness of thyroid cancer and funds for much needed research into this rare form of cancer. TCSGW & B is the only designated registered charity supporting Thyroid Cancer in Wales. If you would like to support Laura please consider making a donation by visiting her fundraising webpage :-

Laura's Donation Page

Thyroid Cancer Patient Stories

Some of the Thyroid Cancer patients have contributed accounts of their experiences for sharing with you in the hope that they will be of some help.


10th Anniversary

TCSGW has now been in operation for 10 years. We aim to provide help and support for thyroid cancer patients and their families. We are all volunteers and strive to make a difference to people faced with the challenge of a cancer diagnosis.


Make A Regular Donation

We receive no government funding for our research. Our life-saving work relies on the money we raise


Book of Recipes

National Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Tissue bank (iNATT)
The main thrust of our fund raising efforts is directed to provide financial help to establish and maintain this tissue bank to enable research into Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer.


Thyroid Cancer

Thyroid cancer is a rare type of cancer that affects the thyroid gland, a small gland at the base of the neck.  The most common symptom of thyroid cancer is a painless lump or swelling that develops in your neck.


Patient Information leaflets

The British Thyroid Association guidelines for the diagnosis and the treatment of thyroid cancer have now been published (July 2014) in the journal “Clinical Endocrinology”.  TCSGW were involved in the consultation process and in revising the patient information leaflets that are an accompaniment to the new guidelines. 


September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness month

September is Thyroid Cancer Awareness month - if you find a lump get it checked!



One person may be diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer but there are many people on hand to help and support with the challenge that has to be faced.

TCSGW aim to improve the lives of those diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer supporting them and their families.




Watch Online


In 2010 TCSGW made a DVD of the Radioiodine process at Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff.


National Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer Tissue bank. (iNATT)

The main thrust of our fund raising efforts is directed to provide financial help to establish and maintain this tissue bank to enable research into Anaplastic Thyroid Cancer.

The cost of setting up the tissue bank was in the region of £10,500.  The Support Group have pledged to fund the whole project.  The tissue bank is established at the Velindre Cancer Centre Cardiff under the leadership of Dr Laura Moss and will enable researchers from the UK, Europe and the rest of the world to access samples for their research. This is the rarest form of thyroid cancer (only about 0.17 per 100,000).

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What is this project?

The project aims to collect tissue samples from patients with anaplastic thyroid cancer, and if possible a blood sample and clinical information relating to the diagnosis, investigation and treatment for each patient.
The collected samples will be used by scientists who wish to carry out approved research projects that are either investigating the mechanism by which this disease develops and/or investigating potential drug treatments.
As anaplastic thyroid cancer is a rare disease this project will need to be run over a number of years in order to be able to collect enough samples to be studied.

All patients across the UK who have been diagnosed with anaplastic thyroid cancer or who have areas of anaplastic thyroid cancer mixed in with other types of thyroid cancer are potentially able to participate in the project.

What does the project involve for participants?

The thyroid cancer tissue samples will have already been taken and analysed by the patient’s local thyroid cancer team. Often there is some tissue left over which the local team do not need and it is this that would be used for the anaplastic thyroid cancer tissue bank research project. This tissue will be sent to the Wales Cancer Bank in Cardiff for storage and future research.  

The clinical information would include information about the symptoms that lead to the diagnosis being made and any treatment that is given. This information would be treated in the strictest confidence and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. The researchers will not be able to identify any individual from the information they receive and they will not have information such as names, telephone numbers or addresses. No information about participants will be disclosed to any third party. Under the Data Protection Act 1998 participants are entitled to see what information is recorded about them.

Participants will need to give their written consent in order to donate their tumour tissue, blood and medical information.
There will be no additional treatment or investigations required as a result of taking part in this project after the initial samples are collected.  

What will happen to the results of the research study?

It is expected to take several years to collect sufficient numbers of samples that can then be studied. It is then likely to take several more years before the results of the research are available. Results will be published as appropriate in scientific journals and presented at national/international meetings.
Who is organising and funding the research?

This research project will be run by Dr Laura Moss, Consultant Oncologist at Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff in conjunction with the staff of the Wales Cancer Bank, a multidisciplinary steering committee and with the support of the National Cancer Research Institute Thyroid Cancer Subgroup.
The project also has the support of the UK Endocrine Pathology Society, the International Rare Cancer Initiative, members of Thyroid Cancer Forum-UK and the European Thyroid Association along with thyroid cancer patient charity support from Thyroid Cancer Support Group-Wales and the Butterfly Thyroid Cancer Trust.  

Funding has been provided by Thyroid Cancer Support Group Wales (registered charity number 1113774).

If you would like further information you can contact the Chief Investigator: Dr Laura Moss at Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff

By telephone on 029 20316205
By e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
By writing to Velindre Cancer Centre, Velindre Road, Whitchurch, Cardiff CF14 2TL

Donate by Paypal

If you'd like to make a one-off donation to Thyroid Cancer Support Group Wales, you can use PayPal to make it fast and easy. PayPal members can pay directly from their checking accounts or credit cards by "sending money" to Non-PayPal members can still pay with a credit card without signing up for PayPal. Either way, it's a convenient way to support TCSG Wales.


Patient Stories

We are the only registered charity in Wales supporting this rare form of cancer   l    Tel: 0845 009 2737   l   Registered Charity No 1113774