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Research links childhood CT scan exposure to increased blood cancer risk

In new research, scientists have linked increased CT scan exposure to an increased risk of blood cancer in younger people.

9th Nov 2023

How our research gave vaccine answers to people with blood cancer

As our QResearch project formally comes to a close, we look at how scientists were able to understand the effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine for clinically extremely vulnerable people during the pandemic.

2nd Nov 2023

An image of covid vaccine vials

The stolen legacy of Henrietta Lacks

Taken without her consent, Henrietta's 'immortal' cells have had an everlasting contribution to research – while raising important issues around medical ethics and patients' rights. Henrietta's death was the start of a long battle for justice, but 70 years later, Henrietta's family finally received closure.

24th Oct 2023

Henrietta Lacks

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma drug authorised for use in the UK

A drug for non-Hodgkin lymphoma, epcoritamab, has been authorised for use in the UK for adults.

24th Oct 2023

This MDS World Awareness Day, four people share their story

October 25 every year is World MDS Awareness Day. This year, four people share their story of living with MDS.

23rd Oct 2023

Ally and his young daughter. Ally is wearing fire brigade uniform

Drug, zanubrutinib, now recommended for adults with CLL across the UK

Zanubrutinib has been recommended for adults with the blood cancer, chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) in England.

19th Oct 2023

People with the blood cancer, known as diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) are set to benefit from a new treatment – glofitamab – on the NHS.

People with the blood cancer, known as diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) are set to benefit from a new treatment – glofitamab – on the NHS.

18th Oct 2023

We're calling for UK wide guidance for healthcare staff on masks and testing

As we head into winter, and COVID rates rising, we want to help protect those with blood cancer. We’re calling for UK-wide guidance to be reintroduced asking healthcare staff, to wear masks in clinical settings.

16th Oct 2023

A healthcare professional and patient looking at each other. The patient is sitting in a chair having treatment administered.

What we can achieve with £1 million

We're proud to announce We’ve invested over £1 million funding five research projects, across five different blood cancers

4th Oct 2023

A collage of images of our 5 new researchers working in the lab

The story of Dr Jane C Wright, pioneer of blood cancer research

Born in 1919, Dr Wright transformed chemotherapy from an untested, experimental last resort, to a proven, effective blood cancer treatment. Throughout her career Jane overcame prejudice and other barriers to leave a legacy of millions of lives saved.

28th Sep 2023

A scientist  - Jane C Wright, surgeon and early chemo researcher, poses next to a microscope in a black and white photograph.

"Father of the blood bank" - Charles R. Drew's story

For Black History Month, we are celebrating Charles R. Drew who was an African American surgeon and researcher who pioneered in the field of blood transfusions, blood storage and created the first blood banks.

28th Sep 2023

Charles R Drew Portrait By Associated Photographic Services

Charity welcomes Liberal Democrats leader’s cancer pledge after he revealed insight into blood cancer experience

Blood Cancer UK have welcomed the Lib Dem leaders cancer pledge after he revealed insight into blood cancer experience.

26th Sep 2023

Myeloma combination therapy approved for use

The combination therapy, DRT, has been approved for use in England and Wales for those with myeloma who are not eligible for a stem cell transplant

25th Sep 2023

A doctor speaks to a patient

Solomon's unexpected multiple myeloma diagnosis

After visiting his GP about a 'barely noticeable' lump on the side of his neck which was found to be benign, Solomon, who felt otherwise fit and well, was shocked to be diagnosed with a rare type of blood cancer – multiple myeloma – in 2018.

22nd Sep 2023

Solomon and his mum

Ruxolitinib approved for treatment of polycythaemia vera in England and Wales

The drug, ruxolitinib, has been recommended for use by NICE to treat the blood cancer polycythaemia vera in those whose disease is resistant or intolerant to the treatments hydroxycarbamide/hydroxyurea.

15th Sep 2023

A doctor speaks to a patient

The Scottish Medicines Consortium has approved two blood cancer treatments for use on the NHS in Scotland.

The Scottish Medicines Consortium has approved two blood cancer treatments for use on the NHS in Scotland.

11th Sep 2023

A healthcare professional and patient looking at each other. The patient is sitting in a chair having treatment administered.

Clinical trials give a feeling of hope for those living with blood cancer

Rachel contacted the Clinical Trials Support Service to find out whether she could potentially take part in a clinical trial and contribute to blood cancer research.

7th Sep 2023

Rachel stands in a forest

"The dark times can be overcome by anyone" – David's running epiphany

David Lauder has completed his 19th Great North Run in support of blood cancer research. He's seeking to raise awareness of blood cancer by telling his story – without the jargon – and hopes to demonstrate that the dark times can be overcome by anyone.

5th Sep 2023

Stephen Fry urges people with blood cancer to qualify that their individual condition is a type of blood cancer, to help raise crucial awareness.

76% of people with disease don’t get told they have a type of blood cancer at diagnosis. Neither did Aimee Togher, who was recently diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma.

1st Sep 2023

A close up of Stephen Fry at his home, smiling.

Yorkshire Farmhouse raises £1.95 million money for vital blood cancer research!

We’ve just found out that the latest Omaze Million Pound House Draw raised a staggering £1.95m in just six weeks to support vital blood cancer research. Yes, you read that right – £1,950,000!

11th Aug 2023

A group of people happy holding up the amount of money raised