£4.5m boost for cancer research
Almost £4.5 million is to be put into cancer research over the next five years in Scotland.
Cancer Research UK has announced plans to invest the funds at the charity’s Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) in Glasgow.
The grant will allow doctors and scientists to continue “groundbreaking” work in finding better and kinder treatments for patients.
Professor Robert Jones, CTU lead, said: “The cancer research programme in Glasgow is fully geared towards making new discoveries and translating those discoveries into real improvements for patients.
“Clinical trials are vital to test new treatments. For example, we are now running the PRIMUS trials in pancreatic cancer, a common cancer for which there are currently few effective treatments.”
The latest funding announcement follows a major review by the charity of all its CTUS.