Mum’s diagnosis fuels James's fundraising passion
James and his family were devastated when his mum was diagnosed with cancer. Now, he helps to lead and fund research to help others going through the same ordeal.
Without the kind of vital research that James’s oversees daily at Guy’s Cancer, he knows that his mum’s cancer journey might have taken a different path.
Aged 19 and in the second year of his Biomedical Sciences degree, James Calvert was in a lecture when he received the devastating news that his mum, Barbara, had been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Barbara is now ten years cancer-free, but this close experience with the disease galvanised James’s passion for his work in cancer research.
We’re not just looking for a silver bullet that will cure cancer, but also to make the quality of life and experience of cancer treatment better.
James, who leads clinical trials at Guy's Cancer
Raising money for Guy’s Cancer is really important to me because I see first-hand the impact that the funding has on the lives of the patients, and on our ability to deliver world-class research.
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