LLANDUDNO Lions Club has made a £1,000 award for cancer research at Bangor University.

The award was made by the club president, Graham Shimmin to Dr Christopher Staples of North West Cancer Research Institute within the School of Medical Sciences, Bangor.

Dr Staples said: “My area of research is DNA repair cancer cells divide uncontrollably. All our cells, including cancer cells, must copy their genome before they can divide, and during this complex process the DNA must be protected.”

Dr Staples' laboratory is analysing defects in how cancer cells protect their DNA while it is being copied, to try and identify ways to specifically target tumours.