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
Preventing bowel cancer
Dr Farhat Din is investigating how the common household drug aspirin works to reduce the risk of bowel cancer. Her work could find the best way to use aspirin to prevent the disease in the future.
Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence
We have brought together leading researchers from Manchester and London to form a Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence. This will galvanise the research community to help improve outcomes for patients.
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We’ve made major progress towards beating cancer since we started back in 1902.
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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.