World Cancer Research Day at BCI - 24 September 2017

Reza Roozitalab Posted in General News, Engagement 24 September 2017

A Future Without Cancer

For the first time in our history, Barts Cancer Institute is proud to be a part of World Cancer Research Day - held annually on 24 September.

As part of this unique opportunity, researchers at BCI come together to highlight the importance of the research that they are passionate about. Get involved and raise awareness of cancer research, #WorldCancerResearchDay.

PhD student Abbie, Post-doctoral scientist Michelle, PhD student Alejandro and Clinical Research Fellow Georgina at the Centre for Tumour Biology.

We are united by one common goal - finding new ways to defeat cancer sooner.

Why we need to act nowWCRD stat

Together, we are winning the fight against cancer. Thanks to a united effort by researchers across the globe, cancer survival in the UK has doubled over the last 40 years, meaning that half of all people diagnosed with the disease now survive for ten years or longer.

We are not done yet. Cancer is a complex disease and one that continues to evolve, creating new challenges. Projections estimate that by 2030, cancer will be the leading cause of death.


What are we doing at BCI?

Our dedicated clinicians and researchers work closely to understand the molecular signals that allow cancer cells to grow. This information is critical to the translation and development of new treatments that will ultimately improve patients' lives.

We have refused to stand still. Through co-ordinating clinical trials, our teams at the Centre for Experimental Medicine have pioneered new treatments for bladder cancer and continue work on rarer and more aggressive forms, like mesothelioma and pancreatic cancer.

Get involved! #DontStandStill

You don't have to be in research to get involved. To raise awareness and play your part, upload a photo with your arms crossed using #WorldCancerResearchDay and #DontStandStill.







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