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Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre 5th Anniversary

21 Nov 2019

To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the University of Glasgow’s Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre, an event was held last night to thank the supporters of the building and its programs and to update them on the work their support has made possible. Supporters who gave to the Beatson Pebble Appeal in 2008-2013 raised £10 million to help build the Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre.

Since the Centre opened in 2014, researchers have made significant progress in increasing their understanding of cancer and developing precision medicine strategies to transform patient care. Building on this, we hope the next five years will see great strides into the embedding of precision medicine principles into the healthcare system and improvements in cancer survival.

Welcomed by Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak, Regius Professor of Medicine, Vice Principal & Head of College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, more than 70 guests heard short presentations by the Director of the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research, Professor Owen Sansom and Director of the Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre, Professor Andrew Biankin AO, Regius Professor of Surgery, followed by a Q&A.

Professor Dominiczak presented the University’s rankings as a world- class institution and the diversity of its precision medicine endeavours, and Professor Sansom discussed the work of cancer researchers across the campus.

Professor Biankin spoke about the need to translate precision oncology research into better outcomes for patients and the recent launch of the Glasgow Cancer Tests.

Following the cutting of the anniversary cake, researchers mingled with guests to speak to them about the work carried out at the Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre and answer any questions they might have.

Thank you to all who contributed to a very successful evening, especially to Fran Shepherd and the team at the University’s Development and Alumni Office, Catherine McGrory and Catriona Gambles, and External Relations Event Coordinator Robert Davies. A special thank you to GPOL staff members for their assistance in setting up the poster display for the evening.

While the Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre isn’t conducive to site tours with large numbers of people, we do invite anyone who is interested in a site tour to contact


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