Leading cancer scientist to open new charity superstore in Bristol
Press release issued: 15 April 2021
A leading cancer scientist whose work helps towards beating cancer in the city, will officially open the first Cancer Research UK superstore in Bristol today [Thursday 15 April].
The charity shop, which includes the Coffee Together café at Brislington Retail Park, will be selling everything from furniture to electrical items, clothing and soft furnishings, gifts and women's, men's and children's wear.
Richard Martin, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology at the University of Bristol, has been studying lifestyle cancers for many years and the habits and behaviours that lead people to getting the disease.
His team's mission is to help reduce the number of people who get cancer, working with large-scale population studies and sophisticated genetic profiling to dig deep into what can cause cancer to develop and progress.
On top of this important work, Professor Martin is also leading a large clinical trial to evaluate the use of a test which could be developed into a screening programme for prostate cancer. Currently there is no programme in the UK. More than 48,400 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year, with around four in ten cases diagnosed at a late stage.
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- Cancer Research UK has been at the heart of the progress that has already seen survival in the UK double in the last 40 years.
- Today, two in four people survive their cancer for at least ten years. Cancer Research UK’s ambition is to accelerate progress so that by 2034, three in four people will survive their cancer for at least ten years.
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