Fulwood’s Rosemere Cancer Foundation receives funding for lung cancer research project

Posted on - 20th September, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Fulwood, Health, People, Preston News
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A national charity has awarded £2,000 to Rosemere Cancer Foundation in Fulwood for a lung cancer project.


The funding, awarded by national charity the Hospital Saturday Fund, will help a collaborative project between the Royal Preston and Blackpool Victoria Hospitals.

The money has arrived in the form of a grant awarded to the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

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The charity has allotted £32,590.18 to set up and sustain the Lancashire and South Cumbria Cardiothoracic and Biofluid Research Bank for its first three years, after which it should be self-financing. The award from the Hospital Saturday Fund will go into a pot of earmarked money.

Trusts and grants fundraiser Rebecca Arestidou said: “We are extremely grateful to the Hospital Saturday Fund for this award.

“Last year, it supported our Late Effects Pelvic Radiation Disease Clinic, so to have been given this second award is special for its endorsement of the quality and potential impact of our projects.”

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The research bank collects tissue, blood, urine and saliva samples from consenting lung cancer patients in treatment at Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Lancashire and South Cumbria’s specialist cardiothoracic disease centre.

The samples are transferred to the cellular pathology department at the Royal Preston Hospital, making them available free of charge if local or at cost if not, to consultants, universities and pharmaceutical company scientists researching new ways to diagnose and treat the disease.

Rosemere Cancer Foundation offers cancer treatments and services to patients throughout Lancashire and South Cumbria.

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The charity funds equipment, clinical research, staff training, services and initiatives that the NHS cannot afford to make a patient’s cancer journey more effective, comfortable and stress-free.

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