The Centre has established the infrastructure necessary to allow each of our cancer teams to develop a stratified medicine programme that will ultimately help to guide the treatment of patients on a much more individual basis. We are using pancreas cancer, where we have particular experience, as the paradigm for this work, which we are extending into other cancer types, including colorectal cancer. This investment will provide a critical platform of technical expertise and technology to support teams across the Centre, enabling them to develop and deliver new treatment options for cancer patients.
In addition to our research ambitions, we are continuing to promote public engagement, increasing awareness of the work of the Centre and Cancer Research UK in the local community and its relevance to the care of cancer patients.
We aim to:
- Create a world-class research environment to foster synergy between cancer researchers and clinicians, bringing these groups together in a common cause.
- Build collaborations to most effectively translate our research into new ways to detect and treat cancer.
- Provide the people of the West of Scotland with cutting-edge cancer treatment in state-of-the-art facilities.
- Attract and retain the best cancer scientists and clinicians for the West of Scotland.
- Train the next generation of leaders in cancer research and cancer care.
- Reach out to our community, including our schools, with information about how to detect, treat and reduce the risk of developing cancer.
- Actively support Cancer Research UK fundraising and other activities to highlight the impact and relevance of the Centre’s work to improving outcomes for cancer patients.