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New cancer research centre opens in Oxford

image captionThe new centre will enable researchers in Oxford to work together better

A new cancer centre has opened in Oxford to bring together the city's different research institutions.

The building on Roosevelt Drive is part of a network of 16 units across the country funded by Cancer Research UK.

This centre, which will link the University of Oxford, Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust and the charity, will cost £2.8m in the first year.

A university spokesman said the centre will train the next generation of world-leaders in cancer detection.

Michael Kinane, 70, from Bicester, was diagnosed in September 2010 with bowel cancer which had spread to the liver.

He said: "I've been lucky to benefit from the excellent research which already takes place in Oxford and it's good to know that this will become even better with the new centre."

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