Dave Bryant inspiring people to Race for Life at Home

14th May 2020

Dr Dave Bryant, one of our scientists here at the Beatson, is doing all he can to support Cancer Research UK's Race For Life At Home. He is encouraging everyone to take part in a challenge at home to raise vital funds for life-saving cancer research. But he and his husband, Zachary Claudino have also set themselves a Race For Life At Home challenge of their own, to run for 30 minutes every day together during their daily exercise with their pet dog, Lucy.

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Dave, Zach and Lucy the dog

As part of his research at the Institiute, Dave and his team of scientists are building prostate, ovarian and bowel cancer 'avatars': 3D models of cancer cells that they can study using time-lapse microscopy to find out how they move and spread. Dave explains: "We use AI techniques to analyse the patterns of cancer cell spread. Then we can genetically alter the cancer cells to identify which genes cause them to spread. Our hope is that this information could help us find and test drugs that could stop cancer from spreading."

More details of how to take part in Race For Life At Home can be found here.

Dave's story also appeared in the Glasgow Evening Times: https://www.glasgowtimes.co.uk/news/18437182.proud-glasgow-australian-cancer-scientist-using-ai-hunt-cure-beatson/


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