Alex was diagnosed with cancer by chance after a urologist treating him for a soap allergy spotted the symptoms of testicular cancer. Now he urges men to self-screen for lumps.
Our research in Glasgow
We spend over £24million every year in Glasgow, enabling the smartest minds to work together on improving outcomes for cancer patients all over the world.
Our researchers in Glasgow are focusing particularly on pancreatic and bowel cancers, and chronic myeloid leukaemia, working in partnership with the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, and our Beatson Institute.
Research news & events in Glasgow
Keep up-to-date with our progress in Glasgow by signing up to our biannual newsletter. Email the team with your details to stay in touch.
Help us beat cancer sooner
We receive no government funding for our research. Our life-saving work relies on the money you give us.
Survivor Alex urges men to check for lumps
Promising research into pancreatic cancer
Jen Morton’s research has pinpointed a genetic fault in a sub-type of pancreatic cancer and matched it up with a drug, named rapamycin. Early results indicate the drug can actually shrink the tumour.
Prof Jeff Evans will lead a trial in the UK to find out if Abraxane can improve life expectancy after surgical removal of pancreatic cancer.
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.
Glasgow facts in 2013
we funded 33 PhD students and 9 New Investigators
we supported 17 clinical trials
we spent over £24 million on research