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NDS researcher Dimitrios Doultsinos is getting set to run a half marathon and a full marathon this autumn for the CRIS Cancer Foundation.

Dimitrios Doultsinos after running a marathon with a medal around his neck

The CRIS Cancer Foundation is an international charity that funds cutting-edge research into pioneering new cancer treatments to give people the best chance of survival. Cancer is one of the leading causes of death in the world. Yet, many lives could be saved if scientists had the resources they need to carry out research into pioneering new treatments. CRIS - which stands for  'Cancer Research Innovation in Science' - gives scientists in the UK, Spain and France the support and funds to accelerate the discovery of cancer treatments for adults and children. 

Dimitrios, who is a PCF Young Investigator Research Fellow within the Oxford Prostate Cancer Biology Group, will join the CRIS team in the most iconic run in London, The Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday 8 October. The following month he will continue his fundraising efforts by competing in the Athens Authentic Marathon on Sunday 12 November. 

Please visit Dimitrios’ fundraising page if you would like to donate and help him reach his target of £500. 

Blog posts

Pulling in one direction to fundraise for the Oxford Pancreatic and Liver (OPAL) fund

Last month, a team of cyclists that included two members of NDS (Mr Alex Gordon-Weeks and Martin Pirkl) cycled coast to coast of England to raise funds for OPAL. Here, Martin tells us more.

Getting race fit to support cancer research

Research Nurse Katherine (Katy) Gordon-Quayle is raising funds for Cancer Trials Ireland and the OPAL (Oxford Pancreatic and Liver) Fund by riding in a charity horse race on Pat Smullen Race Day at the Curragh in Ireland. Here she explains why she is undertaking such a momentous challenge.

The NDS work experience - where 5.30am wake ups are worth your time!

In this guest blog, Lison Lafarge from Buckinghamshire reflects on her experience of the 2023 NDS Work Experience Programme.

NDS Work Experience Programme: My reflections on an interesting and transformative week

Hello! My name is Bakhtawar and I’m from the vibrant city of Glasgow in Scotland. I am excited to share my reflections on the experience I had.

Let’s Dive In – How many organs can you live without?

Listen to the latest episode of kid’s science podcast, ‘Let’s Dive In!’, as Dr Hannah McGivern from NDS joins Phil Smyth and Julie Gould to answer important questions about organs.