The Nicola Murray Foundation is a registered charity that funds research into projects related to ovarian cancer.
Since 2010, the Charity has been working in partnership with Edinburgh University at the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre.In 2016, the Nicola Murray Centre for Ovarian Cancer Research was established at the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre.
All funds raised are channelled directly to the Nicola Murray Centre for Ovarian Cancer Research with the aim to improve the treatment and outcome of Ovarian cancer sufferers.
Ovarian cancer is the fourth most common cause of death from cancer amongst woman in the UK as it has a highly aggressive natural history and causes almost 125,000 deaths per year worldwide. Around 1 in 10 women who develop ovarian cancer is known to have been born with a faulty gene that runs in her family.
The Nicola Murray Foundation was established in memory of Nicola Murray as a means to perpetuate the care and concern that Nicola showed to others in her life. She requested that any fundraising in her name should benefit those with Ovarian cancer.
Nicola Murray was diagnosed with Ovarian cancer in January 2010, she sadly died on 28th April 2010, less than 4 months later, aged 34. The speed of the progression of her illness resulting in her death was a shock to everyone close to her.Research into the effects of Nicola’s type of ovarian cancer had been limited so far; this was a fact that Nicola recognised during her short illness.
To find out more about Nicola please visit “About Nicola Murray”.
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