British 10k run – RCS team fundraising success!
18 Jul 2018
On Sunday 15th July the 12-strong RCS team made up of fellows, staff and friends joined over 11,500 other runners pounding the scorching hot streets of London for the British 10k 2018. They all successfully completed the run - a fantastic achievement and boost to the College’s surgical research fund that has benefited from their generous commitment.
So far the runners have raised a fantastic £2,383 which has been allocated to research fellow Thomas Layton, a plastic surgical trainee at the University of Oxford. Thomas is researching into Dupuytrens Disease which is a fibrotic disorder of the hand affecting 4% of the UK population. This disease leads to impairment of hand function as the fingers curl irreversibly into the palm, it can interfere with handwriting, preparing food etc. While the cause is unknown, it's related to cells called myofibroblasts. Thomas is trying to define the genes which are specific to these cells.
A huge thank you to all the members of the 2018 RCS team and to their supporters for enabling us to complete the funding of this invaluable research.
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