Becoming an osteosarcoma Research Sponsor is an excellent way to put 100% of your money into the life saving research you care about.
Luke is one of our many osteosarcoma researchers that your sponsorship will support. After graduating from university with a First Class Honours degree in Biomedical Science Luke joined The Mellanby Centre for Bone Research at The University of Sheffield Medical School to carry out his PhD under the supervision of Professor Alison Gartland and Dr Michelle Lawson.
About Luke's research
Previous research has identified a molecule known as a P2X7R to be a promising treatment target in various cancer forms and scientists have identified that using drugs that target P2X7R in other cancers can dramatically reduced the tumours growth.
Upon learning that this molecule was found in high amounts in osteosarcoma cells Luke wanted to research P2X7R in osteosarcoma specifically. For this reason, his PhD focuses on learning more on the role of the P2X7R molecule and how this molecule affects the behaviour, growth and progression of an osteosarcoma tumour. Identifying this will provide evidence to whether a drug targeting the P2X7R molecule could be developed into a new treatment for osteosarcoma.
You can read more about our other osteosarcoma projects that your sponsorship will help support here.
A message from Luke
Only with the support of people like you can my colleagues and I continue our much needed research into this devastating disease. Please become a sponsor today and help save lives through research
Why become a monthly osteosarcoma Research Sponsor?
From just £5 a month, you will provide our osteosarcoma researchers with consistent funding to fuel their work, providing them with vital equipment, materials and essential laboratory time. Your monthly support will ensure we can commit to longer term osteosarcoma research projects and see potential new treatments through to clinical trial. We will send you regular progress reports and promise to keep you up to date on all our latest exciting developments. We’ll even invite you to lab open days so you can see how your sponsorship is helping and you’ll get to meet our researchers.
By becoming an osteosarcoma Research Sponsor, 100% of your sponsorship will go to our osteosarcoma research and will be used on the osteosarcoma projects where the need is greatest.