Scat understands the vital importance of research into bone cancers. Without research no progress can be made in reducing the traumatic impact these diseases have on patients, their families and friends.

Currently Scat is raising and providing funds to support a number of research projects, these include:


The Genome Project

Raman Spectroscopy

Ollier and Maffucci

Photodynamic Therapy

To decipher genetic codes that form tumours

Research over the last 10 years has led to the identification of new biomarkers which has allowed patients to receive better and safer diagnoses of bone tumours.

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An exciting new technique that has the potential to revolutionise bone cancer surgery. 

Providing the ability to differentiate between healthy and cancerous tissue in real-time. 

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Ollier disease/ Maffucci syndrome is a rare ‘orphan’ disease affecting less than 100,000 of the population.

Characterised by cartilaginous and vascular tumours - heamangiomas - in the case of Maffucci syndrome. 

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Treatment of bone tumours and soft tissue sarcomas.

To decrease the risk of infection in order to provide a better outcome and life quality, less morbidity and lower amputation rates for the patients.

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