An IncuCyte™ named 'Al'
60-year-old Alexandra Cooke (known as Alix) was a beloved mother, wife, grandmother, sister and friend, with a passion for life that touched everyone around her. Tragically, after a two-year battle with ovarian cancer, Alix passed away. After Alix’s death, her daughter Dana and other family members attended a tour of OVCARE (the Ovarian Cancer Research Initiative). One of the world’s top three ovarian cancer research programs, OVCARE has transformed the way ovarian cancer is prevented, detected, diagnosed and treated. Inspired by the tour, Alix’s family came together to make a donation to OVCARE in her memory.This donation helped purchase an IncuCyte Zoom® Automated Microscope System (called “Al” in Alix’s memory), which helps researchers more effectively perform long-term cancer cell studies. IncuCyte is integral to advancing ovarian cancer research, specifically in targeting optimal drug treatments and showing genetic mutations. The OVCARE team is also making this technology available to researchers in other areas such as prostate cancer, which will benefit people facing various types of life-threatening cancers. http://vghfoundation.ca/family-comes-together-to-help-women-facing-ovarian-cancer/