Cancer research in Glasgow has received a massive boost with the official opening of a new centre to help find cures for the various forms of the disease. Built with the help of £10 million in public donations raised through the Beatson Pebble Appeal, the Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre was officially opened by Dr Harpal Kumar, chief executive of Cancer Research UK. The Centre complements the Beatson Institute, which studies the mechanisms of cancer development and how it spreads, and the Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Care Centre, which provides treatment and support to patients with the disease as well as clinical research and clinical trials. The Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre will provide the missing link by shortening the time it takes to translate basic research in the lab into treatment for patients. The opening of the Centre comes 40 years after the foundation of the Oncology Department at the University of Glasgow in 1974.