Cara McCormick, now in remission, signed up for a breast cancer clinical trial called Aphinity in 2012 to take a different combination of drugs which “wouldn’t have been available 20 years ago”.
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Research helped Cara beat breast cancer
“It’s a fabulous privilege to be a scientist”
Professor Duncan Baird is a researcher at Cardiff University. His research helps us understand how instability in our DNA leads to cancer.
Understanding why breast cancers are different
Dr Matt Smalley’s team are working to unpick how different types of breast cancers arise and why they respond differently to therapies.
Our research history
We’ve made major progress towards beating cancer since we started back in 1902.
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Our strategy to beat cancer sooner
Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.Our new strategy will give us the foundations we need to tackle the challenges ahead.