PPI Council Member
Kay Curtin is living with Melanoma Cancer. Diagnosed in 2004 she was a participant in a randomised adjuvant clinical trial. She progressed to Stage 4 in 2015 since then she has helped run Melanoma Support Ireland.
She has attended ASCO and presented at ESMO patient advocacy track. She was amongst the first cohort of advocates to complete the IPPOSI- Irish patient education program.
Kay is the patient consultant to Clinical Trials Ireland melanoma DSSG and a member of their Patient Forum.
She is a faculty member of Melanoma Patient Network Europe and has presented at their annual conference. She presented the first patient led poster at Irish Melanoma Forum conference based on her own research.
She is currently a student at UCC studying Youth and Community work.
Her interests include patient involvement in research, patient-reported outcomes, patient access to innovation, dispelling the pseudoscience that surrounds cancer.
3D mammosphere culture of breast epithelial cell line MCF10A.
Courtesy of Dr. Emer Bourke, NUI Galway
Phospho-Akt expression and localisation
Mediated by VEGF in A549 lung cancer cells. Visualised by high content image analysis.
Metaphase chromosome spread of Jurkat T-lymphoma cells
Apoptosis assessment of SKMES-1 lung cancer cells
Using a multiparameter apoptosis staining kit, showing cell nuclei (blue), actin (green) and mitochondrial activity (orange).
Mitotic Chronic Myelogenous Leukaemia K562 Cells
Cell to Cell Tweeting
Via nanoparticles (red) in Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)
Courtesy of Sinéad Lindsay, UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin (UCD) Ireland.
Confocal Microscopy Analysis
Of phospho-Akt expression in H460 lung cancer cells in response to hypoxia (0.5% O2).
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