How do Cancer Research use my Will donation?
6 February 2019 by Jane Golding
In 2018, all of the Fisher Jones Greenwood branches participated in the Free Will Service by Cancer Research UK. As a result, Fisher Jones Greenwood raised pledges that totaled £394,800.
In this blog, I have detailed how all donations are used specifically by Cancer Research following my blog in January 2019. Sadly most of us will know someone, whether that be a family member, a very dear friend, a colleague or yourself that has been diagnosed with “Cancer”. Those who are diagnosed hope that one day a cure for all Cancers can be found.
Cancer Research UK have confirmed to me how their pledges have been used in the region of East Anglia:
- Cancer Research spent £53 million in East Anglia last year. Some of the studies in Cambridge from this funding resulted in; Bioinformatics – using powerful computers to decipher the genetic makeup of tumours in 500 different patients in order to understand what makes oesophageal cancer tick.
- Cambridge scientists made a landmark discovery that could revolutionise the way we diagnose and treat Breast Cancer. They reclassified the disease into 10 categories based on the genetic fingerprint of the woman’s tumour. It is hoped that in future this will enable doctors to match each person to the treatment most likely to be successful in tackling their cancer.
- Every day, 90 people in East Anglia are diagnosed with cancer. Deaths in East Anglia have fallen by a tenth in the last 10 years and that’s thanks to pledges left within your Will that Cancer Research have been able to have achieve these results.
A real example of the difference East Anglia made:
A retired accountant and grandfather of three, Tony, 67, was diagnosed with early-stage oesophageal cancer in 2011.
Tony has been taking part in a ground-breaking clinical trial to test a new, simple way of diagnosing a condition called Barrett’s esophagus, which can increase a person’s risk of developing oesophageal cancer.
This new Cytosponge test is kinder to patients and could save the NHS time and money – the cytosponge was created and developed by Cancer Research in their Cambridge Lab.
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