News

  • Research Machine Purple

    'Game Changing' leukaemia treatment test

    15 April 2019

    As part of the global effort, a researcher at Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS), and the universities of Brighton and Sussex, UK, discover the first leukaemia treatment test to quickly and accurately predict how people will respond to standard treatment for the most common type of leukaemia.

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  • 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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  • Childhood Leukaemia - Maya

    Everyday is Mother's Day to me

    29 March 2019

    Mother Renna, shares the heartbreaking moment her baby girl received a leukaemia diagnosis and the challenges she faced during treatment. 

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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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  • George McCarthy and Jay at rag & bone - leukaemia fundraising

    UK 'rag & bone' team hold Leuka fundraiser in memory of 'special young boy', George

    21 February 2019

    The team from the UK branch of New York fashion brand 'rag & bone' ran 14km to raise money for leukaemia research, in honour of 14 year old George McCarthey.

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  • Chris and Peter - who's cooking dinner 2019

    Who's Cooking Dinner? Chris Corbin and Peter Gordon on 20 years of the restaurant industry's biggest charity cook-off

    21 February 2019

    Leuka Chairman, Chris Corbin and Leuka Patron, chef Peter Gordon, talk to the Evening Standard about 20 years of foodie fundraising at 'Who's Cooking Dinner?'.

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  • Coutney Wilden of Coalville Town playing football before his leukaemia diagnosis

    Footballer fighting leukaemia, Courtney Wildin reveals 'things finally looking positive'

    16 February 2019

    Courtney Wildin, a defender with Coalville Town, was first diagnosed with the blood cancer last year.

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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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  • 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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