Cancer Research UK have announced their biggest ever investment in Scotland

which will be awarded to the Beatson Institute, now being renamed as the Cancer Research UK Scotland Institute. The funding will be up to £123 million over a seven-year period and will support around 300 researchers and 100 support staff across 30 research groups.

This investment will boost Scotland as a global hub for cancer research on an increasingly competitive worldwide stage and help the recruitment of international talent.

Professor Owen Sansom, the Director of the Institute, has said

“This recognition of the hard work and determination of our researchers to find new ways to tackle cancer, as well as improve current treatments, is major boost for both future cancer patients in Scotland and for the newly titled Cancer Research UK Scotland Institute. It represents an unprecedented vote of confidence in Scotland’s scientific prowess.”

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