By Thomas Hewitt
Nottingham Trent University hosted its annual 1in2 Day in aid of its Cancer Research Centre at Clifton Campus.
The campaign, currently in its third year, is named in recognition of the statistic that at least one in two of us are now predicted to be diagnosed with cancer at some point in our lifetime.
All the money received from donations went towards supporting the research at the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre at the university’s Clifton Campus.
Director of the university’s John van Geest Centre, professor Graham Pockley, said: “Over the past five years 1in2 Day has been a great success.
“I have been impressed by the ingenuity and dedication of the local community in joining together to raise thousands of pounds to support this vital research.”
The centre has been involved in a number of recent breakthroughs, including developing a simple blood test which can confirm the presence or absence of prostate cancer. This could help remove the need for unnecessary invasive and painful biopsies.
Alumni and community giving officer at Nottingham Trent University, Stephen Knott, said: “The incredible support we receive from our local community is so important to us.
“We work with local clinicians and patient groups to make a difference and it is fantastic that so many local people and organisations are able to join with us to advance this vital work.”