FAB in name and nature

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Fab Fundraisers
The John van Geest Cancer Research Centre  has many collaborations with a variety of different organisations.  But our relationship with patient support groups is particularly important to us.

Persistence is my Middle Name

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My name is Gary Steele and I have been the Chairman of the Leighton Hospital Prostate Cancer Support Group since I started it in May 2000.

All in a Good Cause

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Get set…..
We have recently had our annual runNTU – a 5k run with the option of a 1.

Impressions on a Fun Run

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One of our faster scientists
As part of a whirlwind first week at the John van Geest centre, I made the decision to spend a few hours of my time on Saturday for the runNTU event, our annual 5K sponsored run to raise funds for the cen

The Feel-Good Factor

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Raising money for worthy causes can sometimes be very frustrating, but it can also be great fun.   It has been a busy few weeks for the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre.

1 in 2 of us will get cancer

What a difference a week makes.

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I have just had one of the busiest weeks since I started working for this wonderful organisation.

Mass spec

Cancer, Proteins and Mass Spec

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When I first started working at the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre, I had very little understanding what cancer was, or how it was researched,  let alone the type of equipment used in the process.

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From the heart – a patient’s perspective

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The bomb shell burst in 2005 at the age of 59. I had advanced prostate cancer; a PSA of 760 and extensive bone metastases. I was given 18 -30 months to live with a rapidly decreasing quality of life. The outlook couldn’t be more bleak.

Cycling for charity

5 tips for doing a sponsored bike ride

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A few weeks ago I did a 25 mile sponsored bike ride to raise money for the John van Geest Cancer Research Centre.

Fab Food

Raising Profile with Paella

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Doing nice things for the community and raising money and awareness at the same time is a great way to spend time.   The lovely Neil and Linda Kelso, owners of the Victoria Hotel in Beeston have been doing just that for over a year now.

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