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  • New acute lymphoblastic lymphoma treatment offered to children by NHS in Scotland

    New drug that could save young leukaemia patients’ lives approved for NHS use in Scotland

    14 February 2019

    The Scottish Medicines Consortium gave the go-ahead to Kymriah but rejected a similar treatment for Scottish adults with blood cancer.

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  • Jenson Wright has beaten blood cancer for a second time thanks to a new stem cell transplant method

    Cheshire boy now leukaemia free after umbilical cord stem cell transplant

    12 February 2019

    9 year-old Jenson is leukaemia free for a 2nd time after a revolutionary transplant using umbilical cord stem cells.

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  • Professor Brian Druker

    Imatinib pioneer awarded Prince Mahidol Award for work on CML

    07 February 2019

    Professor Brian J. Druker has been awarded the Prince Mahidol Award 2018 in medicine for his research and contribution to leukaemia treatment.

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  • Ride London cyclist

    Want to 'Ride London' for the fight against leukaemia?

    06 February 2019

    We're looking for cycling fans up for taking on the Ride London 100 in aid of Leuka's leukaemia research!

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  • Leuka and world cancer day 2019

    World Cancer Day 2019

    04 February 2019

    The 4th Feb is World Cancer Day - here's how you can help Leuka raise awareness of leukaemia and other blood cancers.

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  • Nurse checking a drip as part of treatment of leukaemia - Leuka's leukaemia research and clinical trials programme

    Finding second hits to knock out leukaemia

    01 February 2019

    To improve the treatment of chronic lymphocytic leukaemia toward higher efficacy and fewer side effects, scientists are increasingly exploring combination therapies.

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  • ALL child receives CAR-T

    Meet Yuvan, the first child to receive CAR-T therapy

    31 January 2019

    Yuvan Thakkar, who has acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), was given CAR-T therapy after conventional cancer treatments failed.

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  • Lab work in a leukaemia research lab

    What is CAR-T?

    31 January 2019

    CAR-T therapy is a completely new type of therapy that uses the immune system to kill cancer cells. It is a personalised treatment, as it uses the patient’s own modified cells to destroy cancer cells. 

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  • Maria Teresa Esposito Team at Roehampton - leukaemia researchers

    Last Call for 2019 John Goldman Fellowship Applications

    28 January 2019

    Applications for this year's John Goldman Fellowships close on Thursday 31st Jan - so get yours in now!

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  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia CLL

    Thousands of adults with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia to benefit from new treatment option

    18 January 2019

    Thousands of people will benefit as NICE recommends venetoclax with rituximab for adults with relapsed or refractory chronic lymphocytic leukaemia.

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  • Ibrutinib structure - drug for CLL - leukaemia treatment

    New leukaemia drug is more effective and easier to use

    16 January 2019

    A landmark US study co-authored by a Loyola Medicine oncologist has found that a newer targeted drug is significantly more effective than standard therapy for treating elderly patients with chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).

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  • Who's Cooking Dinner Guests

    Who's Cooking Dinner? 20th Anniversary - Latest Updates

    11 January 2019

    Our biggest fundraising event of the year returns for its 20th edition on Monday 4th March, and it's going to be bigger and better than ever, as 25 of the UK's best chefs descend on The Dorchester to create culinary magic. 

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  • New year charity resolutions to support leukaemia research

    New Year, New Ways for You to Help Fight Leukaemia

    04 January 2019

    Why not use the start of 2019 as an incentive to get more involved with Leuka's mission to end leukaemia? Here's an array of ways you can support our work, from things to help you get fit, to things you can do in 2 mins from your phone.

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  • Mel Greaves at ICR

    ‘For 30 years I’ve been obsessed by why children get leukaemia. Now we have an answer.’

    30 December 2018

    Newly knighted cancer scientist Mel Greaves explains why a cocktail of microbes could give protection against disease.

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  • Big Give Christmas Challenge campaign 2018 - to raise funds to support leukaemia research

    The Christmas Challenge Round-up

    07 December 2018

    A massive thank you to everyone who supported our Big Give Christmas Challenge! We managed to raise an amazing £15,000 to support our promising research projects pursuing new treatments for childhood leukaemia.

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  • Help cure infant leukaemia by supporting Leuka's Big Give Christmas Challenge

    It's Big Give 'Christmas Challenge' Week!

    27 November 2018

    From Tuesday 27th November to Tuesday 4th December, Leuka has the chance to get your donations doubled to help us raise funds to support our research into treatments for childhood leukaemia.

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  • Leuka's Big Give Christmas Challenge fundraiser for leukaemia research

    Leuka Takes on The Big Give 'Christmas Challenge'!

    22 November 2018

    Now in its 10th year, The Big Give's 'Christmas Challenge' is a one week, donation-doubling, fundraising spectacular - and this year Leuka have signed up, to help fund a research project very close to our hearts!

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  • Chris Brammer shares his story about his Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia - CML - diagnosis

    Chris' Story - Why I will never ignore an anonymous call again

    12 November 2018

    Leuka supporter, Chris Brammer, describes his experience of being diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) in 2016 and how he's dealing with living with the condition.

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  • Dr Maria Teresa Esposito and her team researching treatments for childhood leukaemia

    Leading the fight to end childhood leukaemia

    12 November 2018

    Dr Maria Teresa Esposito and her team at University of Roehampton are researching new ways to improve the odds for children with leukaemia.

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  • Lab work in a leukaemia research lab

    Application dates for the 2019 John Goldman Fellowships announced!

    08 November 2018

    Calling all early career, blood cancer researchers! You can now download our application form for the next round of John Goldman Fellowships for Future Science.

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  • Team Leuka runners at the Royal Parks Half Marathon 2018

    Team Leuka Run The Royal Parks Half Marathon

    23 October 2018

    A fantastic group of people braved the rain on Sunday 14th October to run and raise funds for our blood cancer research. 

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