Caring Cancer Trust Patrons
Professor Ian and Dr Lynne Hampson PhD.
In Ian and Lynne Hampson, who head of the Oncology Research Laboratories at the University of Manchester, St. Mary’s Hospital, we are blessed with Patrons who take a close interest and hands-on approach to all our work. They are always ready to offer us advice and support.
Dr Ian Hampson writes:
The debate on animal testing in medical research is extremely controversial due mostly to the wide spectrum of viewpoints on this subject. For example, there are the infamous extremists who carry out illegal forms of terrorism in the name of this cause and which actually do more harm than good, polarising the viewpoint of most of society against their beliefs.
There is a strong case to be made however for restricting animal testing to the bare minimum and finding ways to eliminate it altogether, and that is the underlying principle of the Caring Cancer Trust.
The Medical Research Council, The Home Office, The Wellcome Trust and several large multinational drug companies now support the National Centre for the Replacement, Refinement and Reduction (NC3R’s) of the use of animals in research. Clearly there are real concerns over this practice and Caring Cancer Trust are in the forefront of the campaign to eliminate animal tested research altogether for both moral and scientific reasons.