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Would you donate money to a researcher?

Forums Ocular Melanoma Community Would you donate money to a researcher?

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    andrea5
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    Hello,

    This is my first time posting here.  I'm a biologist who is researching uveal melanoma.  I have my PhD in biomedical sciences and did a postdoctoral fellowship in a cancer biology lab.  I have made an animal model of the disease and I am trying to understand the signals that activate tumors and allow them to become more aggressive and capable of spreading to other organs.

    I am wondering if all of you have a favorable view of biological research for this disease?  How do you feel about using animals for research?  I am sure that you may know that samples from patients are limited now with the development of improved therapies.

    Would you consider donating to help a biologist set up their new lab and continue investigating the pathways that activate this cancer type?  I am just starting a professor position at a new school and I am trying to start up my lab on limited budget.  Online crowdfunding seems to be one way to fund scientific research these days, and I'm just testing the waters here to see if patients with uveal melanoma are receptive to that approach.

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      geriakt
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      I think you should consider contacting some melanoma foundations.  That would be the best to request some funding.  That way they will check you out to make sure it is legit. In the US I know of Mestrong and Rayz Awareness.

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      geriakt
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      I think you should consider contacting some melanoma foundations.  That would be the best to request some funding.  That way they will check you out to make sure it is legit. In the US I know of Mestrong and Rayz Awareness.

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      geriakt
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      I think you should consider contacting some melanoma foundations.  That would be the best to request some funding.  That way they will check you out to make sure it is legit. In the US I know of Mestrong and Rayz Awareness.

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