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I celebrated the past, present and future of research at a Cancer Research UK event.

I met with researchers working on the latest breakthroughs and campaigners helping to deliver change in their communities, alongside learning about the cutting-edge discoveries taking place on his/her doorstep.

In the UK, survival has doubled in the last 40 years and today, 2 in 4 people survive their cancer for at least 10 years. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, 3 in 4 people will survive their cancer for at least a decade.

Over the years, the advances that have been made in the fight against the disease have been fantastic, and now more people than ever are surviving their cancer. But, there’s further to go.

1 in 2 of us will get cancer in our lifetime. We all have a part to play to help beat it, because if the worst happens, we can help to save the lives of more people in North Ayrshire and Arran and across the UK.

The history of this charity goes back to the founding of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund – meaning its work has been at the heart of some of the biggest developments in cancer, including some of the most used cancer drugs around the world today.

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