A new multi-million pound centre has opened in Leicester to find new ways of preventing and treating cancer.
The unit is the latest in a chain of research centres around the country run by the charity Cancer Research UK - this is the first in the Midlands. Peter Bearne reports.
Hundreds of runners are expected to gather in Nottingham today for Cancer Research's Race for Life.
The Race for Life is a women-only series of events which raises money for research to help men, women and children across the UK survive cancer.
The 5k race begins at Nottingham's Victoria Embankment at 10:30am.