Meeting with Cancer Research UK

Last week, I met with Cancer Research UK’s doctors, scientists and supporters – including North West researchers Dr Sylvie Urbé and Professor John Neoptolemos both from the Liverpool Cancer Research UK Centre, whom I am pictured with here.

As well as finding out more about the cutting edge research carried out in the North West, I heard that Cancer Research UK receives no Government funding and relies on the generosity of supporters to fund its life-saving work.

Cancer Research UK is calling on the Government to work in partnership with the scientific community to ensure that pioneering new research can be transferred from the lab bench to the patient’s bedside as quickly as possible. It was able to spend over £2 million last year in Liverpool on some of the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research. Liverpool is home to a new Cancer Research UK Centre, which brings together Cancer Research UK scientists with other researchers and medical staff in the city to help bring the benefits of research to people with cancer as quickly as possible.

To find out more about Cancer Research UK’s work and how to support the charity please visit