But it turned out Harry had a tumour the size of a rugby ball. He was diagnosed with a sarcoma in his abdomen and had surgery, chemotherapy and took part in a 4 year clinical trial.
Our research in Edinburgh
We spend over £4 million a year in Edinburgh, funding researchers working on new ways to prevent, diagnose and cure cancer. We work closely with our partners at The University of Edinburgh and NHS Lothian, focusing particularly on bowel, brain and women’s cancers - including breast, endometrial and ovarian cancer - turning new discoveries into better treatments for patients.
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“I thought I had a bit of middle aged spread”
"We're working to bring hope to people with brain tumours"
Dr Sara Erridge is leading an important clinical trial to find the best way of treating an aggressive type of brain tumour.
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.
Edinburgh facts in 2013
we funded 13 PhD students and 4 New Investigators
we supported 1 clinical trial
we spent over £4 million on research