Latest statistics show that one in every two of us will be diagnosed with cancer at some stage in our lifetimes. Cancer is most prevalent in the over 60s, and as we are an ageing population, we can expect an even greater number of people to be diagnosed in the future.
One of Cancer Focus NI’s main aims is to support world-class, cutting-edge research into the causes, treatment and prevention of cancer. Many cancers previously thought to be incurable are now being treated successfully as a result of scientific research.
Research will benefit future generations but it can also help cancer patients here and now. We fund translational cancer research at the Centre for Cancer Research and Cell Biology (CCRCB) in Queen’s University, Belfast. Translational research applies findings from the laboratory directly into a working clinic environment – finding practical applications of the research undertaken. We also fund psychosocial research that looks at patients’ experience of the cancer journey and how it can be improved.
If you want to find out more on the research Cancer Focus NI funds contact Joyce on firstname.lastname@example.org or 028 9066 3281.