The team are well known for their work in discovering why some breast cancers become resistant to some forms of oestrogen therapy. They are working with colleagues at Cardiff University to better understand the effect of new treatments and how the cancer cells may change over time.
Research funded by the Velindre Breast Cancer Research has supported six research fellows. The focus of their research on the cellular mechanisms on how the cancer was able to go on to develop secondary cancers had led to the development of clinical trials in which Velindre was currently involved. An example of cancer research leading directly to improved treatments for cancers. Due to social distancing regulations there was no presentation of the money raised in 2020, but a bank transfer of £11833 was made.
Rotary Monmouth, in conjunction with Chepstow and Ross on Wye Rotary Clubs, has organised and run the Walk The Wye event for the last 12 years, raising funds for breast cancer research. In those 12 years, they have raised just over £121,000 for the Velindre breast cancer research team.
75% of the funds raised in 2020 were donated to the Velindre Cancer Centre at Cardiff, and 25% will go to other charities supported by the Rotary Clubs of Monmouth, Chepstow and Ross on Wye.
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more There are 4 circular walks to choose from, with various distances as shown below. Please enter online by Friday 14th May or by post before May 13th. Due to Covid restrictions, entries cannot be accepted on the day.
more Please read route details on the "Walk the Wye for Breast Cancer Research" page, before entering. Please enter online by Friday 14th May or no later than May 13th by post. Due to Covid restrictions, entries cannot be accepted on the day.
more “Walk The Wye” is a sponsored walking event which is raising funds for charity. Money raised will be split, with 75% going to support breast cancer research at the Velindre Cancer Centre in Cardiff, and the remaining 25% going to other charities
more Following receipt of your entry, we will send you a Walkers Information Pack by post. The pack will contain your Entry Acknowledgement Letter, a Unique Walker Number, a Wrist Band to be worn on the day of the walk, and a Sponsorship Form
more Please bring protective clothing in case it rains and ensure that dogs are kept on a lead when passing through fields of sheep and cattle.
more Remember mobile phone coverage in the Wye Valley is often poor. Emergency contact number on the day 07748 853 328
back This year's walk is on May 16th 2021 details are in the "related" pages or follow the links below Thank you everyone who participated last year some of the photos are here