Cancer trials in Birmingham given 10m funding
By Allen Cook
BBC News, West Midlands
New treatments and tests for cancers will be developed over the next five years through a 10m grant, a charity says.
The money from Cancer Research UK has been given to the University of Birmingham's cancer trials centre.
Patients with complex and rare cancers will be able to take part in research due to the grant, the university said.
One patient who benefited from a clinical trial in Birmingham said she "wouldn't be here now" without it.
Francesca Williams was diagnosed with the rare cancer Ewing's Sarcoma after a tumour was found in a rib bone just after her 27th birthday.