Last week, I visited the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute where he witnessed first-hand the ground-breaking research being carried out by scientists and doctors, and heard how research such as this will help to save lives.
Like everywhere in Scotland, cancer has a huge effect on families in Inverclyde, so it has been fantastic to visit the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute and hear more about how it’s research is offering new hope to families here and across Scotland.
Every day, around 86 people are diagnosed with cancer in Scotland.
Thanks to the generosity of its supporters, Cancer Research UK was able to spend more than £24 million in Glasgow last year on world- leading scientific and clinical research. The charity announced a further £10 million investment in Glasgow in March, to develop new treatments for pancreatic cancer. Led by Professor Andrew Biankin at the University of Glasgow, the PRECISION-Panc project aims to develop personalised treatments for pancreatic cancer patients, improving the options and outcomes for a disease where survival rates have remained stubbornly low.