A DOCTOR will join Sir Mor Farah in his final race.

Professor Omer Aziz, a cancer doctor from Wilmslow, will take part in the Great North Run this weekend.

He will be raising money for cancer treatments and research for his patients at The Christie.

Professor Aziz will join Sir Mo and around 60,000 other runners on Sunday (September 10) in what is the world’s largest half marathon.

“I'm running for The Christie Charity, as I see first-hand at work every day the positive impact the charity has on the lives of my cancer patients,” said professor Aziz.

“I treat colorectal patients with primary, advanced and recurrent cancer as well as some very rare tumours.

“Many patients come to The Christie as a last resort, and we can offer them hope and a chance to fight their disease.

“The Christie Charity raises money for research into developing pioneering treatments, helps support individual patients, and increases awareness of new treatment options that many doctors may not be aware of.”

Knutsford Guardian: Sir Mo Farah puts his feet in concreate at South Shields metro station ahead of the AJ Bell Great North Run on SundaySir Mo Farah puts his feet in concreate at South Shields metro station ahead of the AJ Bell Great North Run on Sunday (Image: PA)

The Great North Run will mark the end of Sir Mo's illustrious career, one which saw him win four Olympic golds and six World titles.

Professor Aziz is taking part to raise funds for patients with tumours that have spread to the lining of the abdomen which happens for a range of cancers including colon, ovarian, and appendix.

The Christie’s Colorectal and Peritoneal Oncology Centre (CPOC) is one of only two places in the country where patients with peritoneal spread from all three of these sites (colon, appendix, and ovarian cancer) are treated with surgery aimed at curing them.

In the CPOC lab, professor Aziz and his colleagues study the genes that make these tumours act aggressively, as well as being able to grow them to test new drugs on.

They have had success in setting up this research program and are looking to develop the research and find new treatments for the huge number of patients this affects.

For further information or to donate visit professor Aziz’s Just Giving page.