IN its largest-ever funding round, Scottish based charity, Worldwide Cancer Research, has just given the ‘green light’ to 27 new research projects with a combined research investment of almost £5 million.
The new projects – at top research institutes in the UK, the US, Europe, Australia and New Zealand – will tackle a range of cancers including breast cancer, prostate cancer, bowel cancer, blood cancers and brain tumours.
Dr Helen Rippon, head of Research at Worldwide Cancer Research, said:
“We fund the best research we can around the world, and I’m really excited about the projects awarded in this latest round.
“From developing cutting-edge treatments, like immunotherapies and cancer vaccines, to getting right to the heart of how and why cancer develops, each of these new projects has real potential to make a difference.
“Cancer survival has doubled in the last 40 years largely thanks to research-led gains in prevention, diagnosis, and treatments. This goes to show just how important it is we keep that research going.
“Thanks to our supporters, we have been able to award more money to cancer research than ever before. We are hugely grateful for every penny we can use in the fight against cancer.”
Adds a spokesperson: “Worldwide Cancer Research funds pioneering research into any type of cancer anywhere in the world, from very rare cancer-linked genetic diseases which affect just a few children every year, to more common cancers which impact the lives of millions of people worldwide.
“Over the last 35 years, the charity has invested over £185 million directly into cancer research, funding over 1,700 research projects in more than 34 countries worldwide.
“Worldwide Cancer Research receives over 700 applications for funding every year and uses a gold-standard expert peer review system to award new grants twice a year. The charity receives no government funding; all funding comes from the general public.”
For further information please contact:
Beverley Hart, head of Communications
Worldwide Cancer Research
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