Andrea Halls was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her family was offered genetic testing which revealed that a number of them, including her dad Jim, carry the BRCA1 gene.
Our research in Belfast
We spent nearly £3 million last 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.
Thanks to research Andrea is here today
Developing a new drug to make cancer cells self-destruct
Professor Richard Wilson is developing a new drug for bowel and lung cancer patients which targets and kills only cancer cells, leaving healthy cells intact, meaning fewer side effects for patients.
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.
Last year in Belfast
we funded 1 PhD students
we supported 1 clinical trial
we spent nearly £3 million on research