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Rita Cha

Rita ChaQ. NAME

A. Rita Cha.

Q. JOB TITLE

A. NWCR Research Lecturer.

Q. PLACE OF WORK

A. Bangor University, School of Medical Sciences.

Q. WHAT DO YOU DO?

A. Cancer cells show uncontrolled growth, reproducing themselves over and over again within the body. We are investigating how cancer cells make the building blocks necessary for generating a new cancer cell.

Q. HOW WILL THIS HELP TO BEAT CANCER?

A. We hope to find a way to stop cancer cells reproducing themselves by preventing the production of the building blocks needed for new cancer cells.

Q. HOW DOES NORTH WEST CANCER RESEARCH SUPPORT YOUR WORK?

A. NWCR is providing essential support for scientists – myself and a postdoctoral fellow – and our equipment.

Q. WHAT DRIVES OR INSPIRES YOU?

A. Desire to understand how the cells in our body function and the belief that real improvement to human health will come from such understanding.

Q. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?

A.  Read, play the piano and visit places.

Q. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SAYING?

A. “I believe in innovation and that the way you get innovation is you fund research and you learn the basic facts.” Bill Gates

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