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A panel discussion with Professor Chris Pepper and members of the blood cancer community.

The second in our series of Virtual Lab Tours is with Professor Chris Pepper and focuses on chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL).

In CLL, some cancer cells can ‘escape’ from the bloodstream into the lymph nodes, where they behave differently and become harder to treat.

Professor Pepper and his team have created a model of this process and they will use this to investigate what changes happen in the CLL cells as they move from the bloodstream to lymph nodes, whether some cells are more able to make this move than others, and how this affects the effectiveness of treatment.

Even though enormous strides have been made in the treatment of CLL, it remains incurable with current drugs. Because the CLL cells that end up in the lymph nodes grow quickly and resist treatment, a better understanding of how and why these cells behave the way they do may lead to improved treatments or even a cure.

Join us on Monday 10 August to hear directly from Professor Pepper and the Blood Cancer UK team. Please come ready with your questions and have the opportunity to pose them directly to the team.