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My name is Ann. I’ve got five kids and a two-year- old granddaughter. When I’m not running after them, I do the accounts for my husband. My family’s everything to me.

As you can probably tell, I’ve never written something like this before. But I decided a while back if sharing my story would help anyone, I’d do it.  I hope it will. Because as I discovered, you never know when you’re going to need research to save your life.

Three years ago now, I had a tiny bruise between my toes. It was a black or purplish colour, and I didn’t think much of it. Only it didn’t go away. “Ann, I don’t like the look of it,” my husband said. “Will you get it checked?” So I did, but my GP thought it was just a fungal infection.

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*Thank you to Ann for sharing her very personal cancer story and experience. Note the picture of Ann is posed by a model to protect her privacy.

How my donation will help

Our dedicated scientists are working hard to discover and develop new treatments for the poorest prognosis cancers, but they need your help. Your donations will go to fund our main research themes which include:

  1. Electrochemotherapy & Immunotherapy
  2. Autophagy
  3. Gene Therapy
  4. Cancer and Nutrition

Additionally, a donation can help us fund much needed supplies including:

€10 pays for 100ml of Penicillin-Streptomyces solution

Essential for the control of infection and maintaining sterile growth conditions for tumour cells in the laboratory.

€25 pays for 4x 100ml bottles if Essential Amino Acid solution

These are used for storage of cells in our -80deg. freezer, for use in the future.

€50 pays for 15 bottles of a Special Medium

Required to support the culture of tumour cells in the laboratory.

€100 pays for 50 litres of Liquid Nitrogen

Necessary to facilitate freezing tumour cell samples for long-term storage in a cancer bio-bank.

€200 pays for a kit that will isolate DNA from cells

This allows us to determine the processes happening at a genetic level in the cancer cell and will test 200 samples

€500 pays for an antibody

Used to identify and visualize the different components of the human cancer cell. Antibodies can also be used to identify specific cells of the immune system and determine their role in attacking cancer cells following treatment.

None of our research would be possible without the support of the generous public who truly are an essential part of our team.  We have many research projects to tackle different types of cancer and you support helps fund them.

  • 1 year of a research project costs €40,000
  • 1 month of a research project costs €3,333
  • 1 week of a research project costs €833
  • 1 day of a research project costs €166

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