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17,500* supporters in the East Midlands left a gift in their Will to Cancer Research UK
"I've had quite a journey with cancer over the years" - Jacky, Lincolnshire
“I've had quite a journey with cancer over the years. I've had breast cancer, malignant skin cancer, and I currently have non-Hodgkin lymphoma.
When I got diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma my amazing doctor suggested I try a drug called Rituximab. It worked well by reducing my cancer and made it less invasive. For this drug, I have Cancer Research UK to thank.
I thought I was going to lose my life, but Rituximab has given me my life back and has given me a better quality of my life for the last 8 years. I want to help people who are in a similar situation to me.
I want to leave a gift in my Will to Cancer Research UK to give other people a better quality of life.”
Our research in the East Midlands
Developing blood tests to monitor patients’ breast cancer
Exploring how cancer and heart disease interact
Tackling hard-to-treat lung cancers
Professor Jacqui Shaw (image on the left) is looking for changes in DNA that make cancer cells grow faster, by studying fragments of cancer DNA that are found in patients’ blood. She appreciates each and every Legacy gift, “Most people’s lives are touched by cancer and knowing people wish to donate through their Will is an important motivator to myself and my research group.”
*This figure relates to all gifts in Wills from this area up to 2019/20