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BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 24 February 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b806

UK’s first “super” cancer centre opens in Birmingham: The first in a chain of Cancer Research UK centres opened in Birmingham this week. The centre will focus on genetics, gene therapy, the link between viruses and some cancers, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and leukaemia. It will also become a leading centre for clinical trials. Lawrence Young, head of the University of Birmingham’s College of Medical and Dental Sciences, said the new centre “will help us to fast track new …

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