Mum of five, Sheela was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013. She has been taking part in Race for Life since 2006, however, in 2015 Sheela raced as a survivor.
Our research in Oxford
Thanks to your support, more than 650 researchers in Oxford are working hard to make cancer treatments kinder and more effective for patients.
We spent over £25 million last year on research in Oxford, bringing together teams from the Oxford University Hospitals Foundation Trust and over 25 University of Oxford Departments to beat cancer sooner.
Racing to support research
Deborah Goberdhan, Departmental Lecturer at University of Oxford
‘My research group is interested in molecular and cellular processes by which cells control their growth, and how the signaling mechanisms involved go awry in cancer.'
Cancer can be resistant to radiotherapy because of regions of low oxygen in the centre of the tumour.
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 Oxford
we funded 42 PhD students and 4 New Investigators
we supported 8 clinical trials
we spent over £25 million on research