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 Cancer Research UK

                              January 2007



Some of our progress in 2006 

Dear Readers,







This has been a fantastic year for Cancer Research UK. We’ve made real progress towards our vision to beat cancer.

I’d like to offer you my warmest thanks - we cannot make progress like this without your help. I thought I’d share with you just a few of the highlights from this year below.

Alex Markham, Chief Executive Officer, Cancer Research UKMay I thank you once more for all the support you give to the charity, in whatever way that might be. In the meantime, if you would like to set up a regular donation to Cancer Research UK, so that we can continue to make vital progress year on year, please visit our website.

Wishing you all the best for the festive season.

Alex Markham

Chief Executive Officer,
Cancer Research UK


Some of our progress this year...


We discovered a new molecule that helps cells to repair their DNA, paving the way for the development of future cancer treatments.

We announced a revolutionary way to read mammograms with the help of a computer, which could free up time for hundreds of medical experts and so speed the breast screening process.

We supported more than 100 clinical trials, both large and small, testing new treatments and combinations of therapies for cancer.

We launched Cancer2020, a new campaign asking the government to plan effectively and fairly for cancer services in the future.

We committed ?10 million for medicinal chemistry research, to train the next generation of talented drug designers to develop the cancer treatments of the future.

We launched a new initiative together with the Marie Keating Foundation, to take mobile cancer awareness units around the UK to highlight the ways that people can reduce their risk of cancer.

We finished building the new Cambridge Research Institute, one of the major new cancer research centres in the UK.


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