Yorkshire Cancer Research Invests £4.5m to Improve Cancer Treatment in Sheffield
Cancer patients in Sheffield are set to benefit from the latest innovations in treatment and care due to a multi-million pound research programme from Yorkshire Cancer Research.
The charity will join forces with the University of Sheffield and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in a ground breaking collaboration that will combine pioneering scientific and technological developments with initiatives designed to improve cancer outcomes in the region.
The £4.5m investment will fund the appointment of 10 of the UK’s most promising researchers and cancer specialists, whose expertise will further reinforce Sheffield as one of the best centres in the country for patient-focused cancer research.
Their appointments will build on the international reputation of the Weston Park Cancer Clinical Trials Centre and bring together clinicians and researchers across the city in the fight against cancer.
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“All the staff here have been brilliant”
Keith Scurrah, 74, is a prostate cancer patient at Weston Park Hospital. He is currently taking part in a clinical trial at the Cancer Research Unit.
He said: “I took a moment to consider whether to take part in a clinical trial, but I knew that if it wasn’t going to suit me then I could come off it. All the staff here have been brilliant. They talk you through everything they’re doing so you understand what’s happening. From what I’ve been told, taking part in the trial could prolong my life, and if it can help other patients too, I’m all for it. I think the investment is absolutely brilliant. The more money they can put into research the better. It’s going to help a lot of people.”