Jeff Smith MP met scientists from Cancer Research UK at The Manchester Cancer Research Centre in his constituency to learn about their life-saving work.
The MP for Manchester Withington witnessed ground-breaking research at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, and the recently-opened Manchester Cancer Research Centre building - a partnership between the charity, The University of Manchester and The Christie Hospital
During the visit, he learnt about cancer imaging technology and the development of new cancer drugs, as well as the clinical trials which are helping to ensure that discoveries made in the lab are translated into the best treatment for cancer patients as quickly as possible.
Jeff said: “Cancer has a devastating impact on families in Manchester Withington, so it was fantastic to hear and witness first-hand the innovative work Cancer Research UK is funding locally. I’m proud to support the work of The Christie Hospital in my constituency, which works hand in hand with CRUK to develop new treatments.
The visit highlighted exactly why we must continue to support the vital research taking place in our region - research that will ultimately benefit the thousands of people affected by cancer each year”.
Professor Nic Jones, Director of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, said: “I was delighted to welcome Jeff to both the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute and the Manchester Centre Research Centre building.
“The city is on the frontline in the fight against cancer with hundreds of scientists, doctors and nurses striving every day to find better, more effective and kinder ways to treat this devastating disease.
“It was fantastic to be able to showcase some of their work, which is amongst some the UK’s leading scientific and clinical research, and their efforts to ensure that more people in the North West and across the UK survive.”
To find out more about how to support Cancer Research UK, please visit: cruk.org