Rising to the challenge to beat cancer

Posted by er134 at Oct 16, 2014 03:40 PM |
Researchers involved in bake-off to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer campaign
  • Winning entry
  • DNA cake
  • Kiss of death cake
  • Apoptosis cupcakes
  • Bacteria cake

Researchers from the Leicester Cancer Research UK Centre took part in their very own bake-off as part of a nationwide fundraising contest for Stand Up To Cancer which culminates in a live Channel 4 show this Friday (October 17).

The imaginative entries showed images ranging from an immune cell giving a cancer cell the ‘kiss of death’ to bacteria used to fight cancer.

The winning entry, by Professor Anne Thomas, Director of the Hope Against Cancer Clinical Trials Unit, showed an ugly mutated cancer cell with four agents use in chemoprevention to stop cancer at the earliest opportunity.

Members of the public will get chance to vote for the cake on Twitter against entries from twelve Cancer Research UK centres to help raise hundreds of pounds for Stand Up To Cancer.

The joint fundraising campaign from Cancer Research UK and Channel 4 raises money for research to get new and better treatments to cancer patients faster.

You can vote for the cake using Twitter handles #Leicestercake and #ScienceCakes

  • The Leicester Cancer Research UK Centre is a partnership between the University of Leicester and University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust working with the Medical Research Council (MRC) Toxicology Unit based at the University campus and the charity - Hope Against Cancer.