Cara McCormick, now in remission, signed up for a breast cancer clinical trial called Aphinity in 2012 to take a different combination of drugs which “wouldn’t have been available 20 years ago”.
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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Research helped Cara beat breast cancer
Preventing bowel cancer
Dr Farhat Din is investigating how the common household drug aspirin works to reduce the risk of bowel cancer. Her work could find the best way to use aspirin to prevent the disease in the future.
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