A unique chance to have a look around Bearsden’s Beatson

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Scientists and doctors leading the charge in the fight against cancer are set to share their life saving research at a free open day.

Cancer Research UK’s Beatson Institute in Bearsden is playing a key part in the Glasgow Science Festival by throwing open its doors to visitors on Saturday, June 7, between 10am and 2pm.

Places are still available on 30 minute laboratory tours which showcase the pioneering research.

Kirsteen Campbell, event organiser, said: “I work with lots of inspiring and dedicated cancer researchers, nurses and doctors.

“We’ll be giving folk the opportunity to see what cancer looks like, how it behaves in the body and hear about cancer in a way that I hope will help people understand what we know and what progress is being made.”

Visitors to the open day at Cancer Research UK’s Beatson Institute will have the chance to take a cheek swab and examine their own cells under a microscope.

There will also be a fascinating display pinpointing key discoveries over the decades along with where they sit with other major world events like man landing on the moon for the first time.

The laboratory tours at Cancer Research UK’s Beatson Institute, Switchback Road, are only open to people aged 16 or above and are held at 10.30am, 11.30am and 12.30pm. Children are welcome to attend the rest of the open day. To book a lab tour go to http://www.glasgowsciencefestival.org.uk/