Ninewells Cancer Campaign has been raising money since 1991 to support local cancer research and treatment at Ninewells Hospital. Our initial appeal raised £1 million to establish the Biomedical Research Centre within the University of Dundee Medical School, bringing more than 150 scientists together to create a centre of excellence for cancer research. Further successful fundraising campaigns supported the creation of the Princess Alexandra Cancer Treatment Centre within Ward 32, and the Pat McPherson Centre for Pharmacogenomics and Pharmacogenetics to promote research into more personalised treatments for cancer. Most recently, NCC supported creation of the Jacqui Wood Cancer Centre at Ninewells Hospital, further promoting translational cancer research and fast tracking research findings to improve treatments and outcomes for local cancer patients.
More than £23 million has now been raised. Support received from the local community is overwhelming. Companies, community groups, charitable trusts and members of the public continue to fundraise and donate, and many have chosen to remember the Ninewells Cancer Campaign in their will. Donations fund ongoing and future cancer research and the purchase of specialised equipment, allowing our scientists and clinicians to work together to develop more precise approaches to preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer. Support for the Ninewells Cancer Campaign allows knowledge gained in research and clinical trials to be directly applied to new treatment approaches for local cancer patients and to support national and international research collaborations. These and additional developments would not have been possible without the funding received from our donors.
Ninewells Cancer Campaign is led by a volunteer committee, chaired by Professor Bob Steele CBE, one of the UK’s leading authorities on cancer screening. Professor Steele will now lead an exciting new fundraising campaign to support the training of the next generation of cancer researchers. This will make a significant contribution to the development of precision cancer medicine (delivering the right treatment to the right patient at the right time), will further increase cancer research activity in Dundee and will pave the way for improved outcomes for patient care. We look forward to sharing further details with you in the coming months.
Thank you for making a difference by supporting the Ninewells Cancer Campaign