Alyn and Deeside MP Takes Five to Help Research Kill Cancer

Alyn & Deeside MP Mark Tami became a ‘citizen scientist’ to help Cancer Research UK fight cancer.

Cancer Research UK has launched Cell SliderTM the first ever interactive website to turn real archive cancer data into a format that can be analysed by the public.

It presents real images of tumour samples in the form of a simple game of snap. Users are guided through a tutorial explaining which cells to analyse and which ones to ignore.

Mark Tami MP said: “Research is cancer’s number one enemy, so I urge everyone in Alyn & Deeside to take five minutes to get involved. The program is easy to use, meaning everyone can play their part in helping to beat cancer from the comfort of their own homes.

At the moment, the process of identifying certain molecules in cancer cells which help scientists understand why people respond differently to cancer treatment, is slow.

That’s why Cancer Research UK has launched www.cellslider.net to help accelerate groundbreaking research.

By getting the public to become ‘citizen scientists’, more samples will be analysed faster and more effectively, freeing up Cancer Research UK’s experts to carry out other cancer research. More than half a million images have already been analysed.