Mystery donor for research

The University of Southampton has received a £10 million donation from an anonymous donor to research the causes of cancer.

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Southampton scientists get £10million donation for cancer research

The fight against cancer has been given a major boost - with an anonymous donation of £10million to a research team in the South.

The scientists - based at the General Hospital in Southampton - will use the money to develop their work in cancer immunology. Which is - using the power of the body's immune system - to fight tumours. Experts say it's already showing very positive signs.

The money means they can expand the team and build new facilities at Southampton - and speed up their research. Click below for Andrew Pate's full report

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University of Southampton "grateful for investment"

The University of Southampton has received a £10 million pound donation from an anonymous donor to further its research into the causes of cancer. Cancer Research UK say they have also received a donation of £10 million from the same anonymous donor, the biggest single donation in their history.

"This remarkable gift allows us to build on our expertise and expand the research teams in Southampton to make even greater progress in developing new treatments.

– Professor Don Nutbeam, vice chancellor of the University of Southampton