North East, pledge to leave a gift in your Will
Thanks to 4,322* people in the North East that left a gift in their Will to Cancer Research UK
Barry reveals why he has pledged to leave a gift in his Will
“In 1997 my wife Sue lost her mum to what we suspected was breast cancer. 18 months later, Sue’s father died of prostate cancer and in June 2000 her younger sister Jen sadly passed away from an aggressive cancer.
That same year, Sue was diagnosed with breast cancer. Sue had a lumpectomy to remove the cancer, followed by radiotherapy. After this treatment, she was given the all-clear.
We’ve decided to leave a gift in our Will to Cancer Research UK, as we thought we must do something. We believe that Sue’s life was saved due to the drugs she had access to thanks to Cancer Research UK.”
Research happening right now in the North East
Right now, in North East we’re:
- Studying the underlying biology of melanoma to develop new treatments
- Developing blood tests to detect the early signs of lung cancer
- Researching how scar tissue can drive pancreatic cancer growth
- Developing a new tool to spot mouth cancer early