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QuicDNA take home Moondance Cancer Award

A group of people are holding an award and smiling.

14 June 2024

A pioneering study co-led by Dr Magda Meissner, Consultant Medical Oncologist at Velindre Cancer Centre, has won a national award.

The QuicDNA study, clinically lead by Dr Meissner (pictured right) and co-investigated by Professor Richard Adams and Dr Paul Shaw, Consultant Clinical Oncologists at the Cancer Centre, took home the award at last night's Moondance Cancer Awards in the ‘Innovation & Improvement: Working with Industry & Third Sector’ category. Dr Magda Meissner is wearing a lab coat and smiling.

It has also been the subject of an incredible fundraising effort from patient, Craig Maxwell, after receiving his diagnosis of terminal lung cancer in 2022.

Currently, diagnosis is carried out through a tissue biopsy, in which DNA is extracted from tissue taken from the tumour site in the lung.

Craig Maxwell walking onto Principality Stadium pitch with wife and two children.

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