12 September 2012

We are raising £50,000 a year for breast cancer research

We are raising £50,000 a year for breast cancer research

Nottingham Hospitals Charity has launched a new appeal to raise £50,000 a year for breast cancer research in Nottingham.

One person is diagnosed with breast cancer every ten minutes in the UK, and Nottingham Hospitals Charity wants to raise money for research which aims to improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disease - and ultimately save lives.

The Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Appeal will fund the trial and delivery of new treatments to breast cancer patients at Nottingham's hospitals, not only providing the best possible care for local patients, but also putting the hospital and the city on the map for world-class breast cancer research.

Jane Riley, a breast cancer survivor who was treated at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, said: "I am one of the survivors of breast cancer, but sadly others are not so fortunate.

"Breast cancer is something that's not going away, so more research is vital. Ultimately, we would like to eradicate breast cancer completely, so here in Nottingham we want to do all we can to determine the causes and find a way to successfully treat the disease, not just locally but nationally."

Dr Stephen Chan, Consultant Clinical Oncologist at NUH, is leading the research. He said: "Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust's Breast Research Group is well placed to deliver state of the art treatment to our breast cancer patients, as well as discovering new treatment options, and we need to raise money to enable us to carry out this research.

"The donations will enable our patients to take part in studies and trials, and enable scientists to further improve and refine these new treatments based on the results for our own patients. This will also help to discover new treatments, hopefully including cancer vaccines."

To support the Nottingham Breast Cancer Research Appeal, and help raise £50,000 for this vital research, please call Nottingham Hospitals Charity on 0115 962 7905, or email charity@nuh.nhs.uk

To find out more about Nottingham Hospitals Charity or to make a donation, please go to www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk.

NHS Nottingham University Hospitals
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