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Record-breaking Christmas appeal raises over £100,000

A scientist working at the ICR

Our 2016 Christmas appeal raised a record-breaking £100,000, giving a huge boost to two of our research projects into breast cancer and sarcoma.

We are hugely grateful for the generosity of all those who donated to the appeal to support our research.

The money raised will help two key areas of our work. The first uses cutting-edge 3D ‘organoid’ models to study hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, which is the most common kind. These organoid models more accurately represent the complexity of a tumour, which provides a more robust testing environment for new drugs. Ultimately, these models will help us develop kinder, more effective treatments for breast cancer patients.

The second project involves studying a rare form of sarcoma that typically affects children and young people. Our sarcoma researchers are aiming to improve treatment options for this rare form of childhood cancer.

More than 2,700 people generously supported our fundraising appeal this Christmas – a wonderful show of support for the vital work we do. We were especially delighted to see so many people donating to the ICR for the first time.

If you would like to make a donation today, to help us continue to make the discoveries that defeat cancer, please visit our appeals page to give online. Your support really does make a difference.


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