Easter greetings from all at the Lambe Institute and research programme. We are living through a very strange time and I hope ye are following instruction and taking care of one another. I am struck by the contrasts at play- those of us in the workforce see the struggles with COVID- keeping the population safe and treating the individuals who are unlucky enough to be sick with the virus and need to be treated in a hospital and even an Intensive Care Unit; and the challenge for some people who are being diagnosed and treated for cancer at this time and are tasked with staying COVID free and having their treatment in a socially distanced setting.
The impact of community, friendship, looking after the weak, acting in the national interest, flattening the curve is an example of the spirit and commitment which so many of our volunteers have brought to the success of the National Breast Cancer Research Institute over the past 27 years.
These strange times will pass and the lessons learned will help us with our future missions and success. The social gatherings, community fundraisers and collective efforts seem a long way off but will be a great relief and sign of a World being renewed and there will be a requirement to continue the research and develop the therapeutic and diagnostic strategies of tomorrow.
Stay safe and look out for each other.
Professor Michael Kerin
National Breast Cancer Research Institute