Gina was told she had bowel cancer in 2005. "I was afraid at first to talk to my doctor. After 5 years I was all-clear. If you see early signs go to the GP"
Our research in Belfast
We spend over £2million each year on our research in Belfast, particularly focusing on bowel cancer, radiotherapy, prostate cancer and personalised treatments. We’re bringing together the best teams from Queen’s University Belfast, the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust and other local organisations to help beat cancer sooner.
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The importance of early diagnosis
A pioneering new delivery system
Dr Helen McCarthy is creating a specialist nanoparticle delivery system for targeted gene therapy in patients with advanced breast or prostate cancer which has spread to the bones.
Using vitamins to tackle tumour growth
Dr Ravi Deevi is part of a team conducting a clinical trial testing whether Vitamin D could be used to regulate the growth of tumours in bowel cancer.
Help us beat cancer sooner
We receive no government funding for our research. Our life-saving work relies on the money you give us.
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.
Belfast facts in 2013
we funded 7 PhD students
we supported 1 clinical trial
we spent over £2 million on research