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UK Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research News looking back on 2013 and forward for 2014

UK Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research News looking back on 2013 and forward for 2014

A few items sampled from the January BEAT (LLR Newsletter) leukaemialymphomaresearch.o...

Towards the end of 2013 LLR were able to fund 28 exciting new projects in blood cancer research. their Head of Research, Matt Kaiser, explores these projects in more detail and explains what they hope to achieve. leukaemialymphomaresearch.o...

There are some interesting CLL projects,


"Professor Tatjana Stankovic’s clinical fellow at the University of Birmingham, who will identify faults that drug resistant chronic lymphocytic leukaemia cells carry. These projects aim to discover how these signals can be disrupted to treat these diseases, and in Prof Boultwood’s case, to prevent leukaemia from even starting. Prof Murray has, up until now, focussed on HL, but the inclusion of DLBCL is a nice example of how research in one blood cancer can resourcefully translate into benefits for another.

Professor Ronjon Chakraverty’s clinical fellow at University College London and Dr Stephen Man’s three-year project at Cardiff University are based on a similar premise: that a certain class of immune cells, called ‘T-cells’, can be engineered to home in and destroy cancer cells in an extraordinarily selective way. On a similar theme, but moving more towards improving current treatment, Professor Tim Illidge at the University of Manchester has a new three-year project to investigate how therapy that harnesses the power of the immune system can be best combined with traditional chemotherapy to provide the most effective and long-lasting anti-cancer effects in several lymphomas.


See more at:

The LLR 2013 annual review explores where, why and how LLR invested money and time over the past 12 months.

Behind the lab coat. LLR comissioned a series of videos asking researchers what it is they love about their jobs and why they decided to work on finding new treatments and cures for blood cancers.

Impact Day LLR will be holding theirr annual Impact day at the Tower Hotel in London.

Saturday 26 April

Meet people involved in LLR work including researchers, patients, fundraisers and staff. Sign up now to secure your place. leukaemialymphomaresearch.o...


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