Scientist in lab

The Beatson Pebble Appeal - help beat cancer by raising funds for the University of Glasgow's research.

Thanks to the Beatson Pebble Appeal campaign, the Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre opened its doors on 1 May 2014 in Bearsden, Glasgow.
The Beatson Pebble Appeal made this happen using philanthropic funds. Cutting-edge research translates research into clinical trials and new medication for cancer patients.
The Beatson Pebble Appeal continues to raise funds to support cutting edge breakthroughs.
Pioneering Cancer Research is the key. And funds raised in Glasgow, stay in Glasgow. Please help us beat cancer sooner by donating to the Beatson Pebble Appeal, or fundraising on our behalf.



Meet the Scientists

Professor Jeff Evans Jeff Evans

Director of Institute/Professor of Translational Cancer Research, Glasgow

“Our vision is to be in a position to treat cancer patients individually, with customised drugs, targeted treatments and diagnostic options that are less toxic and more effective. With the facilities now in place in Glasgow we are well on our way to achieving this goal.”

Professor Andrew Biankin Andrew Biankin

Regius Chair of Surgery/Director of Translational Research Centre (Wolfson Wohl Cancer research Centre at Garscube estate Glasgow)


“Our goal is to give the right treatment, to the right person, at the right time, at the right cost and with the right outcome.  Your support of the Beatson Pebble Appeal will ensure we can achieve this vision through the provision of the most advanced facilities and equipment so we can continue to attract the best cancer research scientists in the world.”

Professor Karen Vousden Professor Karen Vousden

Director, Beatson Institute

" The work of the Beatson TCRC dovetails perfectly with the basic and translational research at the Beatson Institute, and builds on the significant investment and support that the Beatson Institute has received from Cancer Research UK. The new development plays a key role in bringing together basic and clinical research, contributing to the creation of a coordinated cancer research centre and help us develop our discoveries into successful new treatments for cancer patients"

Professor Hing Leung Professor Hing Leung

Professor of Urology and Medical Oncology

"Seeing is believing: We have witnessed major advances in biomedical research in recent years and I believe that significant improvement to patient care and outcome can be developed. Talents, commitment and cutting edge technologies in the West of Scotland will be enriched now that the translational research centre is built."