Jean has been an active donor and supporter of the Eye Tumour Research Fund (ETRF) since she was diagnosed with a very rare eye cancer over two years ago. She subsequently received treatment at the Liverpool Ocular Oncology Centre (LOOC), Royal Liverpool Hospital, and like the vast majority of patients to receive treatment at the Centre, Jean had never heard of eye cancer before her own diagnosis.
The laboratory tours are an excellent way to highlight the ground breaking research carried out in Liverpool, and the unique links between the clinical and research staff. Dr Martina Angi and Dr Helen Kalirai talked Jean and friends through the tissue culture, molecular biology laboratories and PCR suite. This was an excellent way to show first-hand exactly where vital donations go, and the importance of our supporters for advancing research.
Thank you to everyone who has supported LOORG, ETRF & LOOC in 2012, and Happy New Year!