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How the University of Bradford is fighting back against cancer

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On World Cancer Day (4 February), we look back at the cutting-edge research taking place at the University, helping us understand and fight Cancer.

World Cancer Day is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). Created in 2000, World Cancer Day has grown into a positive movement for everyone, everywhere to unite under one voice to face one of our greatest challenges in history.

Over the last 12 months, researchers at the University have captured proteins being ‘spat out’ by cancer cells, received over £280,000 to develop a new type of ultra-potent chemotherapy for breast cancer patients and addressed MPs on the issue of male cancer.

Looking at the previous year, the University launched its £2m ‘ICT Doctoral Training Centre’ based at the Institute of Cancer Therapeutics and was also a key partner in an initiative to boost the number of south Asian women taking up cancer screening tests. Researchers also found evidence that an anti-psychotic drug could treat aggressive breast cancer and a universal blood test for early cancer diagnosis moved one step closer to market.

These are just some of the ways the research at the University of Bradford is helping tackle one of the biggest challenges that society is facing. Through national and international inter-disciplinary collaborations and state-of-the-art equipment, the University is committed to carrying out research that will make a positive impact on real world problems.

This year's World Cancer Day's theme, 'I Am and I Will', is all about people making a commitment to act and through positive actions, reach the target of reducing the number of premature deaths from cancer and noncommunicable diseases by one third by 2030.

Explore the research taking place at our Institute of Cancer Therapeutics

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