Funding for experimental cancer treatments will save lives, says Bradshaw

Alliance Health Spokesperson Paula Bradshaw MLA has welcomed funding for The Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre, which is to receive almost £1.7m over the next five years.

Health Paula Bradshaw

The financial support is the result of a partnership between Cancer Research UK and the Public Health Agency.

“This is fantastic news for cancer patients across Northern Ireland and the research pioneered at the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre will ultimately save lives here and further afield,” said Ms Bradshaw. 

“The ability to deliver clinical trials locally allows access to treatments which might not otherwise be possible. It is particularly essential for young people diagnosed with cancer as two-thirds of children are recruited into such trials. 

“I am grateful to Cancer Research UK for part-funding the centre, as part of a wider UK network, and for its tireless work to beat cancer. The money will go a long way towards developing world-class treatments, as well as enhancing medical expertise in Northern Ireland.”