PPI Council Member
Margaret Grayson is Chair of the Northern Ireland Cancer Research Consumer Forum, and is a Personal and Public Involvement (PPI) representative on the NI Cancer Trials Network (NICTN) Co-ordinating Centre Executive Committee.
Margaret was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004 and has been involved in partnering with researchers since 2010, including membership of several study steering groups and HSC Research & Development Division PIER Group; and is also a co-applicant on an NIHR funded study.
Nationally, she represents NI on the National Cancer Research Institute Consumer Forum Steering Group. Margaret is a member of the Cancer Research UK Sounding Board. She is also on the Patient Advisory Panel for the CRUK £20 million Grand Challenge Award.
Margaret is a trained facilitator for Building Research Partnerships workshop and a member of Independent Cancer Patients’ Voice.
Prior to her retirement in 2010, Margaret worked for 39 years as a Therapy Radiographer with a specific interest in psychosocial oncology.
In June 2018 Margaret was awarded an MBE for services to cancer research in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
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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Registration/ Membership for IACR 2023
Registration for the 59th Annual Conference in the Radisson Blu hotel, Athlone is Now Open.
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Biomedical Session Abstracts
Deadline: Midnight, Friday, 20th January 2023
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