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Sheffield cancer centre opens doors to Lord Mayor

Lord Mayor of the City of Sheffield  Vickie Priestley and Consort Lloyd Priestley are pictured during their visit to the cancer research centre at the Medical School in Beech Hill Road. Also pictured are research staff Debayan (third left) and Will English (fourth left)

Lord Mayor of the City of Sheffield Vickie Priestley and Consort Lloyd Priestley are pictured during their visit to the cancer research centre at the Medical School in Beech Hill Road. Also pictured are research staff Debayan (third left) and Will English (fourth left)

Sheffield’s cancer research centre had a special visitor when the Lord Mayor dropped by to find out about its work helping the region’s patients.

Coun Vickie Priestley took a guided tour of the facility in Broomhill, which brings together scientists from Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and Sheffield University.

During the visit the Lord Mayor saw the laboratories and spoke to cancer researchers, as well as charity representatives.

The centre’s innovations have included discovering a treatment called PARP inhibitors, which kill tumour cells, leaving healthy cells unaffected.

Coun Priestley said: “The Sheffield Cancer Research Centre plays a pivotal role in helping thousands of patients across the region get better treatments.

“This visit is an important opportunity for me to find out more about why it’s a facility we should all be proud of.”

 

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