Lisa was diagnosed with a rare form of ovarian cancer. After an operation to remove the cancer, she had nine weeks of chemotherapy. Research helped to develop the treatments that saved Lisa’s life.
Our research in Newcastle
Cancer Research UK invests around £5million annually in Newcastle where our team of over 200 scientists, doctors and nurses are working to develop new cancer treatments.
We’re working in partnership with the Northern Institute for Cancer Research, Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, North of England Children’s Cancer Research Fund and the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation to help patients within the city, across the UK and around the world.
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Thanks to research, Lisa is here today
Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia
Dr Julie Irving and her team are working to optimise the way drugs are giving to patients with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia, a cancer of the white blood cells, to improve outcomes.
Suzanne has worked in research for 22 years
Suzanne works in the drug discovery group in Newcastle and spent a long time studying new drugs called PARP inhibitors, which target key weaknesses in cancer cells.
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.
Newcastle facts in 2013
we funded 19 PhD students
we supported 4 clinical trials
we spent around £5 million on research