Catherine joined Cancer Research UK in celebrating their 20th anniversary at an event in Parliament on 29th March. Catherine met with campaigners and researchers working on the latest breakthroughs and helping to deliver change in their communities.

2022 is a special year for Cancer Research UK, as it marks 20 years since the charity was formed. However, its history goes back much further, to 1902, with the founding of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund – meaning its work has been at the heart of some of the biggest developments in cancer, including some of the most used cancer drugs around the world today. In the UK, survival has doubled in the last 40 years and today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years.

Catherine commented “It was great to meeting with Cancer Research UK and hear first hand more about their fantastic ground-breaking research.

“With 1 in 2 of us getting cancer in our lifetime, so many people across Newcastle North will have experience of can and we all have a part to play to help beat it.

“The work that Cancer Research UK does has helped achieve huge strides in understanding cancer and how to beat it. Thanks to the work of Cancer Research UK and other, more people than ever are surviving their cancer

 About Cancer Research UK

  • Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research.
  • Cancer Research UK’s pioneering work into the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer has helped save millions of lives.
  • Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last 40 years.
  • Today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive their cancer for at least 10 years.
  • Cancer Research UK supports research into all aspects of cancer through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses.
  • Together with its partners and supporters, Cancer Research UK’s vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.