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Huge thanks to the NLA volunteers who took part in a fundraising day at Notts County Football Club in January! A fantastic £500 was collected!

The annual Nottinghamshire Leukaemia Appeal Bramcote Walk will take place on Saturday 16th May. The walk leaves 26, Moor Lane, Bramcote between 8.30 and 9.30 and all are welcome! The walk is almost entirely off road but on paths and goes through Bramcote, Cossall along towpaths of the Nottingham and Erewash canal returning to Bramcote via Stapleford. There are 3...

The updated total for the 50th anniversary walk last May is a fantastic £9,502.21!! The date for this year’s walk is Saturday 16th May 2020….more details to follow soon.

THE NLA is currently providing funding for cutting edge research into the development of a new therapeutic drug treatment for acute myeloid leukaemia. Dr Graham Bailey, a research scientist at the University of Nottingham’s Medical School, is leading the research. The work is focussed on a commonly occurring sub-type of acute myeloid leukaemia called NPM1-mutated AML. The aim of the...

The Nottinghamshire Leukaemia Appeal has recently committed over £180,000 to train two young scientists in the field of blood cancer and stem cells. The students will be performing research projects under the supervision of Dr Alexander Thompson and Dr Claire Seedhouse at the University of Nottingham. Mays Abuhantash “I’m a stem cell scientist working towards my PhD in haematology. I...

Many thanks to the West Bridgford Legion Cricket Club for raising £386 at their T20 tournament in August! Congratulations to the organising committee for a great day and thanks to all who took part.

Many congratulations and thanks to all who took part or helped in the recent 50 year anniversary Bramcote Walk. Walkers, who had come from as far as Belfast, Spain and the Cayman Islands, were waved off by one of the founders of the annual event, Mrs Judy Morton. The weather was good and a lovely walk was enjoyed by all,...

This is the 50th anniversary of the annual Leukaemia sponsored walk so we are trying to make it an extra special event and raise as much money as possible. Please help us achieve this by joining us for the walk or clicking on the NLA website ‘donate’ button. The walk leaves 26, Moor Lane, Bramcote between 8.30 and 9.30 on...

The Nottingham Haematology Research Group have published two papers this year which help us to understand ‘dormant’ cells. Dormant, or sleeping, leukaemia cells are often not killed by chemotherapy drugs and are an important reason for why treatment may not work. We have established models of dormancy to allow us to study the condition and we have identified some of...

Work supported in part by a grant from the NLA has been published in the January 2018 edition of PLoS One. The project adopted a new technique called ‘BH3 profiling’ and showed that it can predict drug combinations that will effectively kill leukaemia cells.