Daniel from Wigan was 23 when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. “Chemotherapy and radiotherapy were tough, but thanks to research, treatments have come on leaps and bounds”.
Our research in Manchester
With your support, over 2000 scientists, doctors and nurses in Manchester are working together to beat cancer sooner, turning pioneering lab discoveries into exciting new treatments for patients.
Last year we spent over £17 million on our research here, working in partnership with the The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, our Manchester Institute and other researchers at The University of Manchester. In Manchester we are focusing particularly on lung, skin, gynaecological and blood cancers, as well as personalised medicine, radiotherapy, molecular pathology, screening and prevention.
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Thanks to research, Daniel beat cancer
Developing liquid biopsies
As bowel cancer grows, bits of the tumour can break off in the bloodstream. Prof Caroline Dive is collecting and analysing this ‘cellular debris’ to work out how best to treat patients.
Improving treatments for lung cancer
Dr Corinne Faivre-Finn is leading a clinical trial which is looking at the best ways to give radiotherapy to people with small cell lung cancer.
Manchester facts in 2013
we funded 31 PhD students and 3 New Investigators
we supported 8 clinical trials
we spent over £17 million on research