A man from Cheshire, who dedicated his life to raising a million pounds in memory of his wife, has reached the target.
Mark Roberts' wife Elise, who died of skin cancer, vowed to raise the money for The Christie hospital, where she was treated.
A new skin cancer drug, trialed here in the North West, has been launched today- with some hailing it as a ground-breaking treatment.
The one-a-day pill targets the advanced form of the disease, which until now could only dealt with by radiotherapy or surgery.
Ralph Blunsom reports.
If you want to find out more detail about the research into this new drug then you can find it by clicking through to a study by the New England Journal of Medicine study.
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.