Nicola has a long record of backing Cancer Research UK locally and nationally.
She has regularly met local campaigners at the Cancer Research shop in Abingdon as well as keeping in close touch with national policy leads over the years.
Most recently, she has backed the Cancer Research UK campaign to #BeatCancerSooner:
‘In the 1970s, less than a quarter of people with cancer survived. But over the last 40 years, survival has doubled – today half will survive.
Our ambition is to accelerate progress and see three-quarters of people surviving the disease within the next 20 years.’
We can be proud that Oxford plays a key role in this with our local researchers and cancer specialists working at the cutting edge of discoveries that will be key to achieving these aims. In particular, the new CRUK Oxford Centre, established in 2010, harnesses Oxford’s world-leading cancer research with the core aim of facilitating collaboration to ensure rapid translation from scientific discovery to treatments for patients. Formerly the Oxford Cancer Research Centre, the Centre is a network and partnership between Oxford University, Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust and Cancer Research UK, based on the University’s Translational Biomedical Research Campus. You can find out more here: CRUK Oxford Centre