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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.

Wollaton Womens Institute have raised the amazing total of £2004.24 after choosing the Nottinghamshire Leukaemia Appeal as their annual charity. The money was raised by a variety of events including a Spring Fayre and Open Nights. The cheque was presented by President Eileen Kearsley to Claire Seedhouse.

Most patients with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia are treated with chemotherapy but this is successful only in a minority of cases. A plethora of novel agents are available but it is not known which drug will be best for which patient. The NUH haematology research team are seeking to develop same-day tests (called ‘dynamic profiling’) that will predict how a patient...

This Summer’s Golf Day at Ruddington Grange Gold Club raised a fantastic £11500! Thank you to all organisers and participants!

The Great Gate Gardens Open Day raised an amazing £804!! Thank you very much too all organisers, helpers and bakers and also to all who attended.

Dr Pallis’s research group have recently published Nottinghamshire Leukaemia Appeal funded work in the journal Oncotarget. The work used a method called BH3-profiling to show that a novel drug combination causes significantly more leukaemia cell death than either of the drugs alone. Both of these drugs are currently in clinical trials.

The Bramcote sponsored walk earlier this Summer raised more than £2500 for the Appeal!! Well done and many thanks to all walkers and organisers!

Nottinghamshire Leukaemia Appeal has provided funds of £6600 to further work on a research project being carried out at the University of Nottingham. Whilst many cancer cells grow and divide quickly, a subset remain dormant or ‘sleeping’. Chemotherapy drugs tend not to work on these sleeping cells and this project plans to establish why these cells are resistant to drugs...