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State of the art cancer research centre to open

Manchester Cancer Research Centre

A new £28.5m research centre that will transform cancer treatment opens in Manchester today.

The University of Manchester building in Withington will be home to researchers from the Manchester Cancer Research Centre - a partnership between Cancer Research UK, The University of Manchester and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust.

The state-of-the-art facility, located opposite The Christie and the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, is set to pull in more world-class scientists to the city, boosting research and helping to get improved treatments to patients faster.

New £28.5m research centre that will transform cancer treatment

Director of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, Professor Nic Jones, said: ''I've always been extremely proud to work in Manchester which has such a strong legacy in cancer research. The new centre will attract world class scientists and help to save thousands of lives both here and around the world."

In Greater Manchester alone, about 13,200 people are diagnosed with cancer every year - that's 36 people affected every day.