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New National Biomarker Centre in Manchester

Tomorrow, 14 June, Professor Caroline Dive and her team, who led one of Friends of Rosie’s most recent research projects, are launching the new CRUK National Biomarker Centre at the University Manchester.

Housed in the Paterson Building, the mission of the centre is to develop and test biomarkers in clinical trials that detect cancers earlier and predict the risk of tumour relapse.

Funded by CRUK, this will be the largest independent cancer research organisation in the world and is perfectly situated alongside the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, the largest cancer specific hospital in Europe, and the University of Manchester’s Division of Cancer Sciences.

Friends of Rosie Trustee and Ewing Sarcoma survivor, Mahesh Vara, is attending the opening ceremony to represent Friends of Rosie.

Hear from Professor Dive below to find out more about the aims of this new centre.

Caroline Dive

Katrina London

Katrina has specialised in the field of occupational personal injury for over 35 years and has worked exclusively for the victims of asbestos related diseases for the last 20 years.  Katrina is an APIL Accredited Occupational Disease and Asbestos Disease Specialist and Senior Litigator and has Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation. 


Carla Nuttall

Carla has over 20 years’ experience specialising in strategic communications, engagement and marketing across the public and private sector, including the BBC, Manchester Metropolitan University and Muse Developments. She is currently Executive Director of Corporate Affairs and Marketing for The Growth Company, an award-winning social enterprise that enables growth, creates jobs and improves lives.