£4.5m boost for can­cer re­search

The Courier & Advertiser (Angus and The Mearns Edition) - - NEWS -

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.

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