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Husband raises £1m for Christie in wife's memory

A Cheshire man who lost his wife cancer has fulfilled her dying wish of raising £1m for the hospital which treated her. Elise Roberts was diagnosed in 2010 at the age of 37 and died 9 months later.

She was determined to make a difference to other cancer patients and vowed to raise the huge sum for The Christie in Manchester.

Three years on and her husband Mark has hit the target after numerous challenges which include a trek along the Great Wall of China, and a cycle trip through Vietnam and Cambodia.

Mark is still on the charity trail and with 200 others will climb Kilimanjaro next month.

Find out more about the 'Elise for Life' campaign here.

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Cancer drug tested in Salford launched

'Vismodegib' went through its clinical trials at Salford Royal Hospital Credit: ITV Granada Reports

A revolutionary new drug for skin cancer that was trialled in Salford is to be launched today.

The once-a-day pill can shrink tumors and lesions in patients where surgery is not an option.

'Vismodegib' went through its clinical trials at the Dermatology Centre at Salford Royal.

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