What we do

Our Aims

The Nicola Murray Foundation was formed in October 2010 and is a registered charity.


The foundation was set up for two primary aims:

To raise funds to support medical researchers in Ovarian cancer, particularly projects with a focus on the hereditary syndrome HNPCC (also known as Lynch syndrome) and,

To raise the awareness of the HNPCC syndrome by providing information about HNPCC to the wider public


With these in mind, the research the foundation funds, and the awareness it raises about the syndrome, will positively impact the outcomes of women with Ovarian Cancer.

Ovarian cancer is the fourth most common cause of death from cancer amongst woman in the UK as it has a highly aggressive natural history and causes almost 125,000 deaths per year worldwide. Around one in 10 women who develop ovarian cancer is known to have been born with a faulty gene that runs in her family.

The Nicola Murray Foundation will focus on funding projects that should ultimately impact on better detection, treatment, services and outcomes to women with Ovarian Cancer and those who carry HNPCC. 

The Nicola Murray Centre for Ovarian Cancer Research will use the fund in this research.

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