The Archbishop of Liverpool has met leading researchers, scientists and clinicians in Liverpool who are pioneering advances in cancer research.
The Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon OP visited the North West Cancer Research Centre at the University of Liverpool and met Dr Jason Parsons, who gave an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of the state-of-the-art research laboratories. Archbishop Malcolm inherited patronage of North West Cancer Research when he was installed in 2014.
During the visit, the Archbishop discovered how Dr Parsons is using funding from North West Cancer Research to advance understanding of effective treatments for head and neck cancer patients.
Archbishop McMahon said: "It was a pleasure and a privilege to see the work being done by North West Cancer Research. I admire the enthusiasm and dedication of all those involved in this vital work and I have no hesitation in encouraging people to support this essential research in any way possible."
North West Cancer Research will fund around £8.1m worth of research at Liverpool University over the next five years. This includes support for researchers and PhD students as well as the creation of research fellowships, helping attract some of the world's foremost cancer researchers.
Nigel Lanceley, chair of North West Cancer Research, said: "We are honoured to welcome Archbishop Malcolm McMahon. On behalf of everyone at North West Cancer Research I would like to thank the Archbishop for his continued patronage and support for the work we do. As a charity, we strive to support the very best-in-class cancer research and as such we are lucky enough to be working with some of the city's and country's top scientists and clinicians."