Beaston Pebble Appeal
An example of the ground-breaking research taking place at Glasgow includes the work taking place in The Cagan Laboratory. They are investigating and developing new cancer treatments using a classical tool, the fruit fly, Drosophila. The fly models are designed to capture important aspects of patient tumours in a whole animal context, which are then utilised to develop unique therapies tuned to the whole-body network. Fly models have so far been developed for colorectal, thyroid, lung, and liver cancers, as well as rare inherited diseases. This innovative approach has also led to a fly-to-bedside clinical trial, towards truly personalised treatments for cancer patients.