Companies such as Nexus Oncology can be crucial in the fight against cancer. It is a clinical-research organisation with offices in Britain, France, Switzerland and America and runs international clinical trials on behalf of biopharmaceutical companies. Founded in 1999 by the cancer specialist Clare Wareing to provide consultancy services, it moved into clinical research in 2002. The Edinburgh firm liaises with hospitals and cancer centres to set up and manage clinical trials of promising new cancer therapies. Sales have grown 52% a year from £1.6m in 2005 to £3.6m in 2007.
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