Success in action
We believe in striving towards a goal and achieving it; in realising ambition through honest hard work, commitment and determination. That’s why, in our fight against cancer we think it’s important to take a joined up approach that integrates:
- basic research carried out in state-of-the art facilities to better understand the disease
- clinical research that helps patients survive their illness by making new treatments available in clinical trials; and
- translational research that helps to bridge the gap between the laboratory and the hospital, turning knowledge into cures.
Alongside partners including Cancer Research UK and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, we’ve invested in sophisticated new facilities:
- the £15m Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute; and
- the £3m Paul O’Gorman Leukaemia Research Centre.
We’re part of a team of more than 400 basic and clinical cancer researchers and consultant staff. We’re rated in the UK’s top five for cancer studies research. And now our Pebble Appeal is working to raise £10m to build the Beatson Translational Research Centre – the final element that will convert basic cancer research into real improvements in treatment for patients.
Since the campaign was launched in the summer of 2007, £6m has been pledged. Our vision is to be able to treat patients in a more tailored way, with customised drugs, targeted treatments and diagnostic options that are less toxic and more effective. The Beatson Translational Research Centre will help us to achieve our vision.
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