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Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK

Some of the beneficiaries that CCCT have supported

Thanks to the incredible support of the Trustees at the Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust, we have been able to deliver world-leading research in Newcastle and beyond, which is helping to transform the lives of people facing cancer.

The CRUK Newcastle Centre is home to a CRUK Drug Discovery Programme and the Newcastle Adult and Paediatric Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres which bring together lab scientists and clinicians to speed up the flow of ideas and new treatments from the lab to the clinic. Our senior research nurses in Newcastle facilitate the delivery of high-quality clinical trials and studies, getting new treatments into the clinic sooner.

Through the world-class research we’re funding with the help of the Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust, our scientists at the CRUK Newcastle Centre are making tremendous progress. From personalising treatment for children’s brain tumours, to making immunotherapy more effective for people with liver cancer, we have been able to fund key research programmes in Newcastle which are vital to our mission to beat cancer. Thanks to the exceptional support of the Trust this year, we have been able to equip our scientists, doctors and nurses in Newcastle and elsewhere in the UK to advance their work at pace and deliver the outcomes that are so desperately needed.

Our vision at Cancer Research UK is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured – from the most common types to those that affect just a few people. We support over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses to find new ways to diagnose cancer earlier, develop new treatments and inform policy makers and the public about reducing cancer risk.

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The UCL Institute of Immunity and Transplantation

The Trustees of the Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust’s generous support has enabled us to begin construction of a dedicated, state-of-the-art facility for Europe’s first Institute of Immunity and Transplantation (IIT).

The Catherine Cookson Trust

If you're in education and training, environment and conservation, arts and culture, as well as general charitable purposes, your organisation could be eligible for a grant from the Catherine Cookson Charitable Trust. Grants are generally awarded between £100 and £100,000 but occasionally larger sums are donated where there are exceptional circumstances. In particular, we aim to meet the needs of North East England, where Dame Catherine grew up and lived much of her adult life.

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