News

  • Ken Mills Leuka Research Project

    Is DNA damage repair leading to cancer?

    11 April 2019

    Ken Mills, from Queen’s University Belfast, is looking into why some patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) develop a more aggressive acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Ken's investigating the impact of DNA repair on disease evolution whilst identifying therapies for both diseases.

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  • Lab work in a leukaemia research lab

    Researchers find biomarker to predict recurrence of chronic myeloid leukemia

    26 February 2019
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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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  • New research reveals potential replacement for chemotherapy or radiation for leukaemia and other blood disorder patients pre-transplant

    Toward safer bone-marrow transplants

    08 February 2019

    New research gives hope for bone marrow and stem cell replacement without chemotherapy or whole-body radiation.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 2018 John Goldman Fellows

    Our 2018 John Goldman Fellows

    04 October 2018

    We're thrilled to welcome another group of amazing researchers to the Leuka JGF family. These four talented people will be undertaking one or two years of Leuka-funded research, to find new or better ways to fight leukaemia.

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  • Leuka Science Seminar 2018

    Leuka's Annual Celebration of Science Seminar 2018

    27 September 2018

    For the 2nd year running, we brought together Leuka's John Goldman Fellows and Grant Holders, along with some of the UK's top leukaemia researchers, Including Professor Mel Greaves, for an evening celebrating and sharing their work.

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  • Dr de Boer and Dr Williams in their Leuka lab coats

    Childhood leukaemia research aims to give hope to patients

    26 April 2018

    Dr de Boer and Dr Williams are working on a potential new treatment for a childhood leukaemia that could go into clinical trial shortly. Find out more.

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  • Professor David Marks and Nurses

    Making an IMPACT in stem cell transplants with Professor David Marks

    26 April 2018

    Leuka is proud to have provided £1 million to IMPACT, a pioneering UK clinical trials partnership for stem cell transplants that will benefit leukaemia and blood cancer patients. We caught up with Professor David Marks, the medical director of IMPACT.

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