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Cancer Research: Lottery Awards

Volume 592: debated on Thursday 30 July 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:What proportion of National Lottery monies have been awarded for the funding of cancer research and in which specialties. [HL2801]

To date, the 12 National Lottery distributors have given out a total of £5.1 billion.The National Lottery Charities Board has awarded over £2 million to 11 cancer research projects. This accounts for 0.04 per cent. of the National Lottery awards. The board also made a further 52 awards to cancer related projects totalling £4 million.

OrganisationProjectTypeAward £
Imperial Cancer Research FundTo establish a cancer registry in West Yorkshire and to study the medical and social factors causing delay in diagnosis of breast cancer.Breast103,916
Radiotherapy Action Group ExposureA project to test whether high pressure oxygen therapy will reverse paralysis caused by radiotherapy in breast cancer treatment.Breast117,620
TENOVUSTo investigate the role of a particular gene in the growth and progression of breast cancer.Breast264,056
Women's Cancer Detection SocietyA research project to develop a means of identifying key features of cells as an aid to the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.Breast159,052
Cancer Research CampaignA project to create a national centre for research into common cancers. The grant, over two years, will cover the cost of refurbishing and fitting out the Strangeways Laboratory in Cambridge.General476,973
Cancer Treatment and Research TrustThis project is to develop a new anti-cancer therapy which would work by cutting off the blood supply to tumours.General178,787
Gray Laboratory Cancer Research TrustA project to test the potential of new radiotherapy techniques on Trust very resistant types of cancer.General138,328

Organisation

Project

Type

Award £

Marie Curie Research InstituteA project to help correct malfunctioning genes by developing a method for introducing new genetic material into cells.General183,410
Yorkshire Cancer Research CampaignA research project to determine the structure of a protein that contributes to the spread of cancer.General86,502
Leukaemia Research FundA project to examine whether developments in blood-banking will contribute to safer and more successful transplants.Leukaemia90,465
The Barts Foundation for Research Ltd.A research project to determine whether screening for ovarian cancer will save lives.Ovarian335,592
Total Amount2,134,701

The table has been constructed using information provided by National Lottery Charities Board.