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Cancer Research UK announces largest ever investment in Scotland – Cancer Research UK – Cancer News




Building excellence in Scotland 

This funding award follows a comprehensive review of the Institute led by an independent panel of international cancer experts.    

In recognition of the success of the Institute as a national centre of excellence, and to enable wider global recognition, the facility – formerly known as the Beatson Institute – will have the new title of the Cancer Research UK Scotland Institute.  

Cancer Research UK invests around £33m in Scotland each year, including the Cancer Research UK Scotland Institute and grants awarded to research groups at universities across Scotland.    

The charity also funds Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMCs) in Glasgow and Edinburgh. These form part of a network of 17 ECMCs across the UK which deliver clinical trials of new experimental treatments in patients in conjunction with local NHS facilities.   

“This recognition of the hard work and determination of our researchers to find new ways to tackle cancer, as well as improve current treatments, is a major boost for both future cancer patients in Scotland and for the newly titled Cancer Research UK Scotland Institute,” added Professor Sansom. 

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