In September 2022, Craig Maxwell was diagnosed with a rare form of genetic lung cancer that he would later learn was an inoperable and incurable stage 4 diagnosis. Following this devastating news, Craig set himself a fundraising goal that he hopes will raise significant funds for the QuicDNA (cancer genomics) project - an area that could dramatically impact the diagnosis of lung cancer in Wales.
This project aims to reduce the time it takes to diagnose lung cancer and improve access to better cancer treatments through the use of a new, innovative liquid biopsy technique using a simple blood test. The QuicDNA project could see Wales become the first nation in the UK to routinely use liquid biopsy for all patients suspected of having incurable lung cancer.
In addition to supporting this specific Quic DNA project, Craig will be raising funds for Velindre Cancer Centre who are currently caring for him and his family.