Of all the causes to which people in the UK donate their money, research is the most popular. The importance of charitable donations to scientific and medical research in this country is hugely significant.
Today, over a third of all medical research in the UK is funded by charities. And its impact can be measured, with incredible results.
In the 1970s, fewer than a quarter of people with cancer survived. Due to significant advances in diagnosis and treatment, survival rates have doubled over the last forty years – today, half of people diagnosed with cancer will survive.
In 1996, the total life expectancy for 20 year-old infected with HIV was 39 years. By 2011, that life expectancy had reached 70 years. Today, it almost matches the life expectancy of someone without HIV.
Disease of the liver, pancreas and biliary tree are often described as ‘silent’ – they develop quietly and only become apparent when they’re advanced and the options for treatment are limited. At LAP Research, we’re focused on identifying markers that can spot these illnesses much earlier, and on novel, specific treatments. Ultimately, this can make a real difference.
LAP Research is currently undertaking some very exciting projects. Please click on the headings below and find out how they are coming on...