Greg has spent most of his life battling a brain tumour. Now he wants to be a part of the next generation of cancer fighters. His mum said ‘stories like Greg’s would not be possible without research’.
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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Greg wants to help fight cancer
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.
Stratified medicine in bowel cancer
Mark Lawler's team aims to change how we treat bowel cancer. Using the latest techniques they'll define the genetic makeup of cancer cells and use the information to develop personalised patient care.
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 7 PhD students
we supported 1 clinical trial
we spent over £2 million on research