Maria Maccallum, from IT Services at the University of Warwick, will be competing as a 'sidekick' in August's Superhero Triathlon, raising funds for cancer research at the same time. This triathlon is a world first: she will be powering her superhero son around the entire course - towing him in a kayak in the water, pulling him in the bike event and pushing him for the run section. What a hero!
This week former Lord Mayor of Coventry Cllr Lindsley Harvard handed over £8,500 to the University of Warwick Cancer Research Centre which was raised by a number of fundraising events throughout the year and by local groups and individuals also showed their support for the charities with sponsored events, collections and donations.
Charlotte Maytum, Community Fundraiser at the Warwick Cancer Research Centre, said: “We will use some of the funds raised by the Lord Mayor to develop a new approach to the diagnosis of ovarian cancer, particularly focusing on understanding the development of drug-resistant disease.
Well done to the #TeamWarwickUni runners in Sunday's Two Castles run! Staff and friends joined the 4000 runners to complete the hilly course, and to top it off our fastest four runners led to our team being named fastest team overall
Warwick Medical School, Coventry
On Wednesday 26th April, members of the local community were invited into the Clinical Trials Unit at the University of Warwick, for an open evening with researchers at the forefront of pioneering research into cancer treatment. Guests were welcomed by Professor Lawrence Young, Director of the Warwick Cancer Research Centre, Professor David Snead, an expert pathologist, and Professor in Computer Science, Nasir Rajpoot. Each presented their impressive areas of study before an exclusive laboratory tour, where guests were given a chance to take a look at the technology for themselves, to see where this life-saving research is conducted.
"Hair loss is such an important and key factor in psychological care and emotional care as well as the treatment care."
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"Esentially we programme them to activate when they find cancer cells."