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This week we will award over £4M towards new research

Today the Scottish Health Secretary Shona Robison announced £100 million to make Scotland one of the world leaders in tackling cancer. We think the government’s commitment to funding care for patients is essential, but research is also crucial in the ongoing battle against cancer.

Something else will happen in Scotland this week aimed at finding the answers to cancer: our scientific committee will award over £4 million in grants to cancer research scientists based around the world.

Leading scientists from across Europe will gather in Edinburgh on Thursday 17th  of March to allocate funding to some of the most cutting edge early-stage cancer research. To date, we have awarded over £190 million in grants and currently fund 163 research projects in 22 countries.

Responding to the government announcement, Dr Helen Rippon, Chief Executive of Worldwide Cancer Research said:

“Scotland should aim to be a world leader not only in providing first class care to cancer patients, but finding the answers to cancer through pioneering research. This week our charity, based in Scotland, will award over  £4 million to scientists across the world to fund some of those cutting edge projects. We want to help find the answers to cancer whatever it takes, wherever it takes us.”