There are more than 200 different types of cancer, and it's the heart-breaking reality that 1 in 2 people in the UK will get cancer in their lifetime. Cancer survival rates have doubled over the past 40 years; and, whilst consistent progress is being made, improvements to technology and ground-breaking work offer new opportunities to find different ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and improve survival rates even further. Today, 2 in 4 people survive cancer. By 2034, Cancer Research UK hope that research and progress will have accelerated to the point where 3 in 4 people survive the disease. After a year where vital cancer trials have been delayed, the Race for Life is more important than ever, so I'm delighted to be taking part in the Race for Life at Home on Saturday 24th April. Every pound you can donate will go towards Cancer Research UK’s ground-breaking work, and if you too would like to join the Race for Life at Home community, then you can sign up at https://lnkd.in/eaHi4jq.
The COVID-19 lockdown meant that lab research essentially grounded to a halt, and it's important to drive the momentum again and hopefully bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
Together we will beat cancer.