Organizers presented a cheque to Dr. Sabine Mai, director of the Genetic Centre for Cancer Research and Diagnosis at CancerCare Manitoba.
“Our ongoing research into circulating tumour cells already helps us identify patient subgroups. With blood samples taken every 6 months, we follow the profile of each patient individually and, in the future, hope to link the profile to clinically stable or progressive disease, which will help with patient-specific treatment decisions,” Mai said.
Just over 1,000 riders took part in this year’s ride, which was held in May and travelled from Winnipeg to Gimli and back. More than $215,000 was raised overall across the province.
ChrisD.ca is Winnipeg's only independent digital news outlet, producing reliable journalism and localized content since 2007. As we grow as a company, so do our expenses into creating the news, sports and entertainment coverage you've come to expect from us. We ask that if you enjoyed reading this article that you consider making a small donation towards our efforts. It would be greatly appreciated in helping us reinvest to expand our reach and hire additional freelance reporters and photographers. Thank you!