New videos: An introduction to The Cardiff CLL Research Group and their breakthrough in CLL prognostic testing

New videos: An introduction to The Cardiff CLL Research Group and their breakthrough in CLL prognostic testing

Following our visit to Cardiff University and Cardiff CLL research CLLSA are pleased to provide you the resulting discussions in Video.

An introduction to Professor Chris Pepper and the Cardiff CLL Research Group

In this first video Professor Chris Pepper of The Cardiff CLL Research Group, Institute of

Cancer & Genetics at Cardiff University tells us a little about himself and how he became

involved in CLL research, the work of the CLL research team and the Cancer Research

Genetics Building and provides us with an overview of the CLL research work of the

Cardiff CLL Group.

The team focus on three main areas of research:

1) Understanding the basic Cell biology of what makes CLL cells grow and resist drugs.

2) Determining prognostic markers to predict how CLL will develop

3) Developing new CLL drugs

What does the future hold for me as a patient?

Significant breakthrough made into improving prognostic testing for patients diagnosed with CLL

In this second video Prof Pepper discusses advances into biological knowledge and therapeutics for CLL, and work being carried out globally including the Cardiff group’s work on CLL prognostic testing over the past ten years and their pivotal study and published paper; "Defining the prognosis of early stage chronic lymphocytic leukaemia patients", two years ago.

Prof Pepper concludes with discussion about the group’s recent CLL prognostic testing breakthrough and study of telemeres. How telomere length can "offer even greater prognostic surety for CLL patients".

Their latest paper was published last Month; "Telomere dysfunction accurately predicts clinical outcome in CLL, even in patients with early stage disease"

As a CLL patient spending time with Prof Pepper left me with a feeling of great optimism as we move into the new world of improved testing and treatment of CLL

Cardiff CLL blogs.cardiff.ac.uk/cardiffcll

The latest Cardiff CLL research paper: Telomere dysfunction accurately predicts clinical

outcome in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, even in patients with early stage disease

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi...

Cardiffs pivotal prognostic paper of two years ago: Defining the prognosis of early stage chronic lymphocytic leukaemia patients. onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi...

Nick

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  • What a clear and precise video. Prof. Pepper presents it in language easy to understand and is a man one immediately warms to and inspires confidence. I went off to play golf with renewed optimism. Thank you for your knowledge and commitment Prof. Pepper.

  • Hi many thanks for these UK experts. These home grown Dr's/Scientist show why more research is good for Cll. Many thanks

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