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Research Delivery Manager urges people to take part in cancer studies

Research Delivery Manager urges people to take part in cancer studies

A CRN South London Research Delivery Manager is urging people to take part in cancer studies to help to improve future patient care.

Over 500 cancer studies are open to recruitment in south London, and last year more than 5,000 people took part in research into this disease within the region.

Frances Doyle, who oversees the NIHR-supported cancer research portfolio in the Network, speaking on World Cancer Day, which is marked today, said: “I would encourage as many people as possible to take part in cancer research. The results of these studies can help us to find new ways to treat, diagnose and prevent this disease.”

Cancer is the name given to a collection of related diseases. In all types of cancer, some of the body’s cells begin to divide without stopping and spread into surrounding tissues.

There were an estimated 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK in 2015, which is expected to rise to four million by 2030.

Visit the NIHR’s Be Part of Research website to find out more about the latest cancer research taking place in south London.