Flinders Medical Centre Foundation
Flinders Medical Centre Foundation
Tumour Bank Boost thanks to Ride Like Crazy

The SA Neurological Tumour Bank at Flinders is only 18 months old, but is already making strides to unlock the mysteries of brain cancer thanks to Lightsview Ride Like Crazy.

Flinders Foundation, together with NeuroSurgical Research Foundation, is co-beneficiary of the annual bike ride which has donated more than $1.3 million to charity.

With this support, equipment has been installed in operating theatres to allow surgeons to remove tumours and immediately store them in liquid nitrogen vapour – cutting transit time and increasing the quality of tissue available to researchers.

More than 75 patients have already consented to having their tumour specimens bio-banked, and a number of cancer research projects are underway or soon to begin.

Thanks Ride Like Crazy for supporting this important facility.

Donate to the SA Brain and Neurological Tumour Bank here


(Pictured L to R: SA Police Commissioner Grant Stevens, Flinders Foundation CEO Amanda Shiell and Chairman Alan Young, and SA Brain Bank and Neurological Tumour Bank Co-Director Associate Professor Mark Slee at a recent presentation.

 
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