Cancer research in Sheffield receives big £1 million boost

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CANCER researchers in Sheffield have been given a £1 million boost to carry out ground-breaking trials into new treatments.

The Sheffield Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre at Weston Park Hospital will receive the additional funding from Cancer Research UK and the National Institute for Healthcare Research.

It represents a 40 per cent increase over five years and will start from April 2012.

The funding was granted on the basis of assessments carried out into the quality and quantity of research in Sheffield.

Penella Woll, consultant cancer specialist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and Professor of Medical Oncology at the University of Sheffield, said in a joint statement: “It is fantastic news we are receiving this extra funding.

“It will make a real difference to cancer patients in Sheffield and the surrounding region.

“Although we already carry out a significant number of studies, this funding will help us in our aim to bring new tests and treatments to the cancer patients of South Yorkshire as rapidly as possible.”