The Velindre Cancer Centre, Cardiff
The Velindre breast cancer centre manages an active, extensive and award winning programme of research into a wide variety of cancers.
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.
At the presentation of the cheque for £9680, the proceeds from the 2019 walk, Dr Annabel Borley gave an overview of how research funded by the Velindre Breast Cancer Research had 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.
Rotary Monmouth, in conjunction with Chepstow and Ross on Wye Rotary Clubs, has organised and run the Walk The Wye event for the last 11 years, raising funds for breast cancer research. In those 11 years, they have raised just under £110,000 for the Velindre breast cancer research team.
75% of the funds raised in 2020 will be 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.