Europe’s first breast cancer clinic opens

Manchester: Europe’s first breast-cancer centre opens in Manchester later this month.

The Nightingale Centre and Genesis Prevention Centre has been built with £12 million from the UK’s National Health Service (NHS)and £2 million from the Genesis Appeal, and will provide diagnostic and outpatients services for around 500 women every week.

The Genesis Appeal is the UK’s only charity entirely dedicated to preventing breast cancer. The Genesis Research team believes that research into prevention, screening and early diagnosis is the way forward to help the next generation to live free from the fear of breast cancer. Research at the new Centre will be headed by three world renowned, Manchester-based professors: Tony Howell, Gareth Evans and Nigel Bundred. The Centre will provide a base for one of the most ambitious breast cancer research programmes in Europe.

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Each year 50,000 women are invited for screening and the Nightingale Centre will diagnose around 650 cancers per year. The Nightingale Centre is one of six national mammography training centres and houses the largest family history clinic in the UK. Staff are delighted to move to the state-of-the art centre where patients will receive the highest quality care in a purpose built environment.