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Weekly Edition - Published  4 August 2016


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Charity provides annual funding of more than £2 million to support local cancer research

LIVERPOOL based North West Cancer Research has announced that it will provide an additional £902,816 worth of funding as part of its latest drive to boost lifesaving cancer research in the city.

This will take its total annual funding totals to more than £2 million, following an earlier £1,106,776 commitment announced back in February 2016.

The funding will support 4 research projects, 3 of which will be based at the University of Liverpool. These include 2, 3 year studies, that aim to improve our understanding and treatments of the deadly blood cancers Acute Myeloid Leukaemia and Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL).

Funding has also been granted, to allow a group of researchers to continue their research, which aims to optimise the effectiveness of a drug given to patients with secondary skin cancer. This follows a series of breakthroughs during an initial research project, funded by North West Cancer Research. It is hoped the outcomes of the latest work will help prolong the effects of treatments and provide a better quality of life for patients with skin cancer.

Around £211,000 has been granted to support 2 PhD studentships based at the North West Cancer Research Centre at the University of Liverpool, providing additional support across a range of projects. Studentships will take place from September 2017 and funds will cover stipends, student fees and consumables.

Dominique Hare, research officer at North West Cancer Research, said:- "We recently announced a commitment to fund more than £12.3 million over the next 5 years, but this latest funding news actually takes our commitment beyond the £13 million mark. As a charity we pride ourselves on only backing the very best quality of research; research which will ultimately deliver significant breakthroughs and have a direct impact on people living in Liverpool and the North West. Thanks to research, half of all people diagnosed with cancer will survive. Our promise over the next 5 years is to ensure a constant flow of research to ensure that in the future everyone diagnosed with cancer will have a chance to survive."

A final research project based at Bangor University will also benefit from this latest round of funding. The work will look at the process of DNA damage and repair of cancer cells during cancer treatments.

North West Cancer Research funds potentially lifesaving research at universities in Liverpool, Bangor and Lancaster that help to improve our understanding of cancer and how to better detect, treat and prevent it. The cancer research which it supports directly benefits people living in the North West and North Wales.

The charity encourages applications for funding on a bi-annual basis. To ensure only the highest quality of research is funded, each application is extensively considered and peer reviewed by a specially selected scientific committee comprising of leading professors, award winning scientists and pioneering professionals.

More information on North West Cancer Research and its research strategy can be found online.


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