In 2011 Rita was given the all clear after taking part in taking part in the COIN trial, a study into new treatment for colon cancer that has spread.
Our research in Cambridge
Last year we spent over £41 million on world-leading research in Cambridge to find better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer.
The Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre brings together leading scientists, doctors and nurses across the city to push forward improvements in cancer diagnosis and treatment. In particular, our researchers are focusing on breast, lung, ovarian, pancreatic, oesophageal, blood and prostate cancers.
Thanks to clinical trials, Rita is given the all clear
Childhood cancer deaths have dropped 24% over the last 10 years
More children are surviving cancer than ever before thanks to the work of researchers like our very own Professor Richard Gilbertson.
A quarter of all healthy skin cells contain at least one cancer-associated mutation.
This study offers important insight into the first steps a cell takes to become cancerous.
News near Cambridge
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 Cambridge
we funded 34 PhD students and 8 New Investigators
we supported 10 clinical trials
we spent over £41 million on research