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Wednesday, 29th July, 2015
A clinical trial for a promising new chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) drug has become the first in Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research’s Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP) network to fully complete patient recruitment. The ‘IciCLLe’ trial, run by doctors at Leeds’ St James’s University Hospital, looked into ways to enhance the effectiveness of ibrutinib.  Ibrutinib is taken in tablet form and has been shown to extend survival in patients who stop responding to traditional chemotherapy, with...
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Tuesday, 28th July, 2015
We're excited to announce that the routes for this year's London Bikeathon have been finalised and are now available to download!* If you haven't signed up yet, join us! We've still got places available, and with 26 or 52 mile routes to choose from, Bikeathon is an achievable challenge for riders of all abilities. We've worked hard to ensure that the routes are the best they can be – sticking close to last year's routes where possible after a lot of positive feedback – and riders will receive...
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Friday, 24th July, 2015
WHAT TIME DO THE RIDES START AND WHERE? All three rides will start and finish at Brunswick Square Gardens in central London. The 52 mile ride will start at 08:00 and the 26 mile ride will start at 09:00. WHAT ARE THE ROUTES? Good question! You can view and download the full routes as MapMyRide links and GPX files here. You’ll also receive a printed route map on the day. I’M NOT SIGNED UP YET – IS THERE STILL TIME? Yes! You can sign up online until a few days before the event, or you can just...
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Friday, 24th July, 2015
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have made a breakthrough in understanding how mutated genes in leukaemia reprogram blood stem cells and send them spiralling out of control. The findings help to explain the early development of leukaemia, representing the essential first step to developing new treatments for patients based on these findings. A study, published in Cell Reports by Professors Peter Cockerill and Constanze Bonifer, investigated the role of a specific mutation in the FLT3...
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Thursday, 23rd July, 2015
Formed by NHS England in January this year, the Cancer Taskforce comprises of representatives from charities, the NHS and health professionals, and was tasked with setting out how services and outcomes can be improved. In their wide ranging report, they included recommendations to achieve earlier diagnosis, improve care and support for patients living with cancer, higher prevention and speeding up the development and access to new treatments. These priorities align closely with what we’ve...
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Thursday, 23rd July, 2015
Acre Bottom cricket ground in Ramsbottom will play host to stars from popular TV shows including Coronation Street, Waterloo Road and Shameless as they embrace the summer of cricket and prepare to pad up for the Ramsbottom Big Celebrity Cricket Bash on Friday 31 July. The festival of cricket will raise money for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. The celebrity team - which includes past and present Coronation Street favourites such as Graeme Hawley, Colson Smith and Tristan Gemmill, as well as...
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