Cancer Research UK aims for £230 million funding in 2004-05:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Cancer Research UK (CRUK) invested £213m ($392m) in 2003-04 forresearch into cancer and is currently aiming to increase its annual spend by 7.5% - around £229m. So says the UK's leading charity for the promotion of research into the prevention, detection and treatment of cancer in its annual report. So far this year, it is already £20m ahead, says CRUK. Last year's successes include investigating the potential of flexible sigmoidoscopy as a screening tool for bowel cancer, for preventing up to 5,000 cases a year and work to discover the genes that could explain non-hereditary forms of ovarian and breast cancer. It also highlighted its strong support for the National Cancer Research Network, helping to treble the number of patients involved in clinical trials in the UK.