The Lighthouse Classic honours Janet’s life, raise more research funds and as a tribute to others touched by cancer.
FECRI leading researcher Professor George Kannourakis, who was been Janet’s oncologist for more than 30 years, said the funds would help with research focusing on the role of the immune system in cancer.
“We are working on identifying proteins on aggressive breast cancer cells that act as a fog to immune cells. By identifying these proteins, we can block them so that immune cells can identify and kill the cancer cells without the need for chemotherapy and radiation,” he said.
“The Lighthouse Classic not only provides much-needed funds for our research but also helps with our work to take research biopsy samples at the time of diagnosis or recurrence of cancer. It is only through this approach that we can better treat aggressive cancers in the future.”
The research aims to help patients with a broad range of cancers – from Leukemia, Bowel, Ovarian, Breast, Renal, Lung, Melanoma and Pancreato-Biliary cancers, as well as haematological cancers.
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