The team behind Delvin’s hugely successful Tractor Run last July were recently invited to Dublin to see the work of C.R.O.S.S and to find out how the money raised would be spent.
Not a cent of the €4,717 raised will be spent on administration costs. Instead, Dr. Jacintha O’Sullivan and Dr. Graham Pidgeon, Associate Professors in the Department of Surgery at Trinity Centre for Health Sciences, St James’s Hospital, have offered this summary which shows just how vital their research is and how events like this can make a real difference.
“The Department of Surgery will purchase a cell culture incubator for culturing immune cells. This incubator will allow us to grow immune cells at 37C to keep them alive to understand the importance of immune cells in driving a tumour to form, and how important immune cells are in controlling how well a patient can respond to chemotherapy and or radiation. This machine will be used by our Ph.D. and postdoctoral fellows working in the lab on immune focused projects.”
Well done to everyone involved.
The mission of the registered charity C.R.O.S.S is to support Cancer Research and improve patient care at the Institute of Molecular Medicine, Trinity College and St. James’s Hospital. The charity does this through supporting the education and training of high quality medical and scientific students in their careers as young cancer researchers.
The charity also invests in laboratory equipment to drive translational research projects aimed at the prevention, understanding and treatment of various forms of cancer.
For more information, please visit their website.