Where will your money go?
Funds raised for Make 2nds Count will go directly to secondary breast cancer research in the form of The Secondary Breast Cancer Team based at the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine at the University of Edinburgh.
The team is headed up by Dr Olga Oikonomidou. Dr Oikonomidou holds a position as an Academic Consultant Medical Oncologist with special interest in breast cancer at the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, University of Edinburgh. She obtained her first degree BSc (Hon) in Human Genetics from the University of Leeds. This was followed by a MSc in Oncology and Cellular Pathology from the same University. She received her Medical Degree from the Medical School of Athens, Greece.
After successfully completing a MRes in Immunology (Distinction) and a PhD (Distinction) in Biochemistry and Pathophysiology in Medical School of Athens, Greece, she started her training as a Medical Oncologist at the Naval Hospital of Athens. Three years later she moved to London to work as a specialist registrar in King’s College Hospital and Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital of London where she stayed for 3 years. On completion of her training she moved to Edinburgh where she worked as a Senior Clinical Research Fellow at the Cancer Research Centre of the University of Edinburgh for 2 years before she has taken up her post as an Academic Consultant Medical Oncologist with special interest in breast cancer.