Yesterday the Ovarian Cancer Action Research Centre (OCARC) opened its doors to the Chair and Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on ovarian cancer, giving them a first-hand look at the research that Ovarian Cancer Action funds.
Sharon Hodgson (MP for Washington & Sunderland West and Shadow Minister of Public Health) and Mark Durkan (MP for Foyle) were met by several OCARC scientists and had the opportunity to discuss the latest developments in ovarian cancer research.
This was followed by a tour of the research centre to see the scientists in action and get a closer look at the projects currently underway including work tackling the challenge of resistance to platinum chemotherapy.
OCA supporter Alison Dagul also attended, providing a voice for women with ovarian cancer and explaining how research translates into meaningful change and cause for optimism for women affected by the disease.
Katherine Taylor, Chief Executive of Ovarian Cancer Action says, “The visit was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the work that our scientists are carrying out. Several exciting discoveries have been made this year and our team were thrilled to share their findings with members of the APPG.”