09 May 2018 Research
Sharing this exciting news: a treatment advance for childhood leukaemia
A deal has been struck to let the NHS offer children an expensive new cancer therapy that has been called the most exciting treatment advance for decades.
“We are excited at this breakthrough in the treatment for childhood leukaemia. CAR-T cell therapy gives those children who do not respond to chemotherapy treatment a real chance of a long-term cure. We welcome this significant step forward which will give hope to families whose children are affected by leukaemia.”
Dr Maria Gilleece, Director, Yorkshire Blood and Marrow Transplant Programme and a member of the Leukaemia UK Medical Panel.
20 September 2021
Leukaemia charities unite in Blood Cancer Awareness Month to improve diagnosis and the chances of survival
Leading UK leukaemia charities Leukaemia Care and Leukaemia UK have announced a new collaboration to increase awareness of the signs and symptoms of leukaemia and drive improvements in the diagnosis of the disease. The campaign, Spot Leukaemia, is running throughout September – Blood Cancer Awareness Month.
21 April 2023
Trailblazing research project announced to exploit novel weaknesses in one of the least survivable cancers
A pioneering new study hopes to accelerate progress towards a new treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) in research announced today on World AML Day by Leukaemia UK. University of…
11 January 2019
Leukaemia: Investigating stem cells to prevent cancer
Dr Alice Giustacchini, University College London and John Goldman Fellow
2 August 2023
Friends and family of Leicestershire woman who died from rare cancer campaign for more research and awareness
The family of a Leicestershire woman who died in July 2022, on the day of her leukaemia diagnosis, has raised over £17,000 in her memory to support Leukaemia UK. On…