VISITORS can look through the microscope at life as a cancer research scientist.

The Helen Rollason Cancer Charity is holding two open days at its new laboratory at Anglia Ruskin University..

The team of three scientists are currently doing tests on fresh tissue samples to get a greater understanding of breast cancer which could potentially result in better treatment options for patients, better prognosis and higher survival rates.

Manager of the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity, Nicola Douglas, said: “We hope people will come visit our laboratory and centre so they get to know what support is available on their doorstep and how the charity’s research team is undertaking vital breast cancer studies.

“It’s an ideal opportunity for everyone to get an inside view of what the Helen Rollason Cancer Charity does on a daily basis and where the money goes.”

The charity’s cancer support centre in Lawn Lane, Springfield will also be open to see how patients are catered for. There will be demonstrations in Bach flower remedies and reflexology going on all day.

The first open day is taking place on Tuesday May 12 between 10am and 4pm.

The second event takes place on Wednesday June 24 between the same time.