Cobalt

Breast Cancer Research Nurses for Gloucestershire

Medical charity Cobalt would like to raise funds for two new Breast Cancer Research nurses to use innovative diagnostic equipment to enable breast cancer research trials to take place in Gloucestershire Hospitals. This will in turn support clinicians and increase patients involvement.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (1090790)

Campaign target

£50,000

Amount raised

£48,060

Donations

174

Championed by Clive & Sylvia Richards Charity

  • Cobalt has supported breast cancer services since the screening programme was launched in 1990, almost thirty years ago. By funding breast cancer research in Gloucestershire we an increase our understanding of risks and prevention, early detection and diagnosis, and available treatments.

    — Mr Peter Sharpe, Cobalt CEO

Situation

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, accounting for 15% of all new cancer cases. Currently within the Gloucestershire Hospitals cancer research team there are no breast trials open to recruitment. This fails to provide access to research and the benefits this brings, for a large proportion of cancer patients. Despite expertise in this area, the cancer research team has no capacity to grow within the constraints of a nationally allocated research budget.

Solution

Medical charity Cobalt would like to raise funds for two new Breast Cancer Research nurses. The proposal supports the Breast Cancer team and at the same time, most of the trials will require imaging on the new Hologic equipment fundraised for by Cobalt and/or on our scanners to enable breast cancer research trials to take place in Gloucestershire Hospitals. This will in turn support experienced clinicians and increase the numbers of patients getting involved in research.