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Friday, 26th September, 2014
When our charity started in 1960, fewer than one in every 10 children diagnosed with leukaemia lived more than five years. Now, for children with the most common form, nine in 10 survive. That's remarkable progress, and one we are very proud of our contribution to. That isn't the whole story though and we have a long way to go before our work on improving treatments for children with blood cancer is done. In this blog post, I outline the research that has allowed this transformation in outlook...
Staff post
Thursday, 25th September, 2014
Blood Cancer Awareness Month, or Leukaemia & Lymphoma Awareness Month as some people are referring to it, is a global awareness month to give us all; charities, patients and supporters, a chance to shout a little louder and tell the world what blood cancer is, how is affects people's lives, and what we want to do about it. So, when is blood cancer awareness month? It's this month, September! Have you missed all the posts on Facebook about it? Did you miss seeing Niagara falls turn red on...
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Guest post
Thursday, 25th September, 2014
I read a comment recently from someone who said that they felt they could only do so much fundraising as they didn't feel happy approaching the same people every time. Coming from a large family where there are nephews and nieces often asking for sponsorship, not to mention many friends who are raising money for their own causes, I must admit it struck a chord, especially as many of my family have young children or are pensioners. I did a couple of fundraisers as I recovered from my illness...
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Staff post
Wednesday, 24th September, 2014
Last night we were honoured by a reception hosted by Samantha Cameron at 10 Downing Street to celebrate the role of Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research in improving survival rates for childhood leukaemia, and to highlight the research the charity is doing into less toxic cancer treatments for children. Mrs Cameron spent time talking to children and families affected by blood cancer, clinicians, researchers, our loyal supporters and potential new donors, at the event held as part of September’s...
Staff post
Wednesday, 24th September, 2014
On Thursday 11th September, Brewin Dolphin hosted a 5-a-side charity football tournament with twelve teams battling for top place at the Star City centre in Birmingham. The event was a great success and raised over £3,000 for Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research. Corporate teams competing included Catley Lakeman, BNP Paribas and Wright Hassall, with Glide UK winning the final to become champions of the tournament at the end of the day. Stephen Glazzard, Head of Office, Brewin Dolphin Birmingham...
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Staff post
Wednesday, 24th September, 2014
Over a third of children with leukaemia whose disease returns after treatment could benefit from a drug designed to treat colon, skin and lung cancer. Clinical trials are planned after scientists at Newcastle University successfully used selumetinib in mice to treat leukaemia carrying a common set of genetic faults. Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL), the most common childhood cancer, is caused by out-of-control growth of abnormal white blood cells, leading to a breakdown of the immune system...

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