• Steve Sadler

Professor to cycle 60 miles to give back to the Newcastle charity supporting her research.

A scientist who studies a rare form of childhood cancer is joining a 60 mile cycle ride through Northumberland in support of the charity which has funded her research for more than ten years.

In her lab at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, Professor Janet Shipley carries out pioneering research into rhabdomyosarcoma – a rare cancer which particularly affects children and teenagers.

Professor Shipley’s work is generously supported by the Chris Lucas Trust, a charity set up by Lynn and Lynn Lucas in memory of their son Chris, who sadly died of the disease in 2000, aged just 18.

To give back to the charity, Professor Shipley is now preparing to take part in their flagship annual fundraising event, the Great North Bike Ride, on 25 August, ahead of the start of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month in September.

To support Professor Janet Shipley and donate to the Chris Lucas Trust to enable more pioneering work into rhabdomyosarcoma, please visit her JustGiving page.

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