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 is really important that we detect cancer early"
Dr Hayley Whitaker and her group in Cambridge are looking for new ways to detect prostate and pancreatic cancer sooner. "We want to give patients the best chance at beating their disease."
"I know personally how crucial research is to beat cancer"
Hayley is a scientist and a cancer survivor - she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2007 through a routine smear test.
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