Liz Andrews, charity director of Cancer Research Wales
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£1.6m funding for cancer projects will 'make a difference'

An "unprecedented" £1.6m has been pledged to two Welsh cancer projects.

One will look at improving early cancer diagnosis with GPs and the other will focus on research into treatment for patients with bowel cancer.

Bowel cancer is the second leading cause of death from cancer in Wales with almost 1,000 patients dying from the disease every year.

The funding has come from Cancer Research Wales as the charity marks its 50th anniversary.

Liz Andrews, charity director of Cancer Research Wales, told BBC Wales the two projects would make "a massive difference".

  • 01 Mar 2016
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