A panel discussion with Professor Christine Harrison, Professor Anthony Moorman and members of the blood cancer community.
The final session in our series of Virtual Lab Tours is with Professor Christine Harrison and Professor Anthony Moorman whose work is focussed on childhood acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL).
It is now widely accepted that all leukaemia cells have at least one, but probably more genetic changes which cause the disease. Being able to understand and identify these changes helps doctors to diagnose leukaemia more precisely and match people with the treatment most likely to be effective for them.
Professors Harrison and Moorman are creating a national database of children diagnosed with ALL to find out what genetic changes are causing their cancer and what causes some people’s cancer to stop responding to treatment.
This helps doctors to predict how people will respond to treatment so that they can individualise care, understand why some drugs don’t work in some people and identify targets for the development of new targeted treatments. This gives every child the best possible chance of survival.
Join us on Thursday, 17 September to hear directly from Professors Harrison and Moorman and the Blood Cancer UK team. Please come ready with your questions and have the opportunity to pose them directly to the team.