Spring opening for £10m Bearsden cancer unit

translational research
translational research

A NEW £10million state-of-the-art cancer research centre is due to open in Bearsden this Spring.

The Beatson Translational Research Centre at Glasgow University’s Garscube Campus is all set to be a world beater at the cutting edge of research into fighting some of the most common cancers affecting people in Scotland, including breast, prostate and ovarian.

When fully up and running, the centre will employ around 150 research scientists and will provide cancer services to more than half the population of Scotland.

It’s being built as a result of an amazing fundraising appeal by the Beatson Pebble Appeal campaign to raise £10m.

The centre will work in very close collaboration with the NHS and is the final piece in the overall strategy of research which will bring together the various disciplines in the search for a cure.

Professor Anna Dominiczak, from Bearsden, who is vice-principle of the Glasgow University and head of the university’s College of Veterinary and Life Sciences, said: “Collaboration is the key to beating this disease, and this new centre is a very important part of the overall strategy for it.

“Glasgow is very strong in cancer research and The Translational Research Centre is a huge step forward in this.

“We will work closely with the clinical science done in hospitals and develop personalised medical strategies from the right patients.

“The centre will work to translate new discoveries into the treatment of cancer from this close collaboration with laboratory science and clinical medicine.

“This centre is a great addition in the fight against cancer.”

The Beatson Pebble Appeal continues to raise money and anyone wishing to make a donation can do so by calling 0141 330 3000 or by e-mailing www.beatsonpebbleappeal.org