Director’s Update – June 2021
I hope everyone has had an enjoyable and productive June with some of the nicest weather we have seen-and all of us are looking forward to June 19th for further person to person interactions.
This month, training and education of the next generation of cancer scientists is taking centre stage. In collaboration with students from the MCRC, Cancer Research UK Manchester Centre, Division of Cancer Sciences and Christie School of Oncology, we have just released our inaugural Training and Education Newsletter.
You can download your version of the newsletter on the MCRC website.
This newsletter is dedicated to highlighting the achievements, awards, publications and presentations of our postgraduate researchers and alumni. We are planning on wo issues of this newsletter each year, releasing in Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter.
If any of our postgraduate researchers wish to contribute any achievements, or any of our academic colleagues wish to suggest contributions, please contact Dr Georgina Binnie (email@example.com).
The MCRC has a vision and drive to improve cancer outcomes for everyone. Cancer is a global challenge that can affect and impact anyone. It therefore requires a combined effort and for everyone to work collaboratively and collegially regardless of your ethnicity, profession, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, or religion.
Professor Robert Bristow
Director, Manchester Cancer Research Centre
Pride in Research.
June also marks Pride Month. To acknowledge this month, and the importance of Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity at the MCRC, we have released a series of Blogs about PrideInResearch at the MCRC and Improving Cancer Care in the LGBTQ+ community.
At the MCRC, we are striving for ‘Cancer Precision for All’. This requires understanding the requirements of the individual patient regardless of the community they are from. Within the LGBTQ+ society, this could be about improving engagement about the symptoms of cancer, or developing bespoke research projects to improve our understanding of cancer in these specific communities.
I want to reiterate my final message from last June, by emphasising that the MCRC has a vision and drive to improve cancer outcomes for everyone. Cancer is a global challenge that can affect and impact anyone. It therefore requires a combined effort and for everyone to work collaboratively and collegially regardless of your ethnicity, profession, sexual orientation and gender identity, age, or religion.
We at the MCRC continue to value everyone’s contributions and aim to create an inclusive environment in which all individuals from different communities are provided with bespoke cancer treatments and aftercare.
Thank you for the great work being done in our laboratories (wet and dry) and clinics every day, and have a great July.