Tumours hijack surrounding healthy cells as life support. In Southampton, surgeon-scientist Professor Tim Underwood is studying this relationship using tumour tissue removed during operations. His insight could find new targets for treatment, keeping families together for longer.

This is only one of the projects you could contribute to by leaving a gift in your Will to Cancer Research UK.

Gifts in Wills breathe life into researchers’ work by funding over a third of their life-saving research. Legacies enable long-term research projects that allow scientists to achieve breakthroughs every day. Each breakthrough inspires the next until the day comes when everyone survives cancer.

Cancer Research UK has made a pledge to their supporters. 82p in every £1 they receive goes towards funding vital research like Professor Underwood’s, while the other 18p helps raise more funds to support research.

In the past 40 years, survival has doubled in part thanks to Cancer Research UK’s pioneering research, funded by the generosity of their supporters. Cancer Research UK is committed to ensuring 3 in 4 people in the UK who are diagnosed with cancer survive their disease for 10 years or more by 2034. None of this will be possible without the help of their supporters.

Parker Bullen is proud to support Cancer Research’s free Will scheme whereby clients get a Will paid for by Cancer Research if you make a pledge in their Will. Please get in touch to find out more and to get your Will.

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