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
Extraordinary teamwork leads to CRUK prize
A University of Birmingham research team has won the CRUK Translational Cancer Research Prize for their ground-breaking work creating a promising vaccine for Epstein-Barr Virus-associated cancers.
Finding new treatments for patients
Our Drug Discovery Unit identifies and develops new medicines for cancer patients. Their work helps to turn discoveries in the lab into more effective treatments for patients as quickly as possible.
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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.