Lilli was diagnosed with bone cancer after visiting her GP about a pain in her knee that wouldn’t go away. After chemotherapy and surgery Lilli was given the all clear in 2008.
Our research in Newcastle
Cancer Research UK invests more than £4 million 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.
Thanks to research, Lilli is here today
Professor Josef Vormoor is a Paediatric Oncologist
Today around 76% of children diagnosed with cancer survive beyond 10 years. “But children are still dying. If I could find a treatment to stop that, it would be the best thing I could do in my life.”
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.
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 Newcastle
we funded 19 PhD students
we supported 4 clinical trials
we spent over £4 million on research