At just 4 years old, Xano was diagnosed with advanced neuroblastoma. He was immediately enrolled onto Juliet Gray's immunotherapy trial. After 5 months of treatment he is well and back at school.
Our research in Southampton
Last year we spent nearly £5 million on research in Southampton where more than 150 scientists, doctors and nurses are working faster and smarter to beat cancer sooner.
We’re bringing together expert minds from the University of Southampton and Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust to make sure discoveries are turned into benefits for people with cancer, sooner.
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'I'm a superhero!' says Xano
"I love being such an important link in the development of new treatments."
Dr Ruth Challis and her team thoroughly check and test the most promising new treatments from lab research, ensuring they are ready to be used in patients for the first time.
Making the research of today, the treament of tomorrow
Our Research Nurses form the vital link between our lab science and the clinic, taking new treatments from the laboratory bench to patients on clinical trials.
Help us beat cancer sooner
We receive no government funding for our research. Our life-saving work relies on the money you give us.
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.
Last year in Southampton
we funded 5 PhD students and 5 New Investigators
we supported 12 clinical trials
we spent nearly £5 million on research