Leukaemia UK funds ground-breaking research and care for those affected by Leukaemia and other blood cancers. We support scientists and doctors to carry out pioneering projects which advance our understanding of the causes and mechanisms of the disease, and provide the evidence needed to develop kinder, more effective treatments.
The John Goldman Fellowship Awards
Research funding needs to be supported by increased research capacity if we are to be successful in finding a cure for leukaemia. However, too many promising scientists and research talent are being lost from the research community due to lack of funding at the early stage of their career. It is only through the continuity of research that we will find the answers. That’s why at Leukaemia UK we offer the John Goldman Fellowship Funding – to support those talented research scientists who have the brightest ideas and are working on the most innovative projects. The more young talented researchers we support the greater the chance of ensuring succession of knowledge, the next scientific discovery and the greatest impact.
IMPACT – Clinical Trials
Stem cell transplantation is a potential cure for many blood cancers, including leukaemia, but there is an urgent need to improve patient outcomes. Advances in stem cell transplantation mean almost every patient can now find a suitable donor but, despite this, more than 50% of all adult patients still die within five years of their transplant. We are proud to be a part of the IMPACT stem cell transplant clinical trials initiative. This partnership aims to bring new drug and cellular therapies to patients.
Mind & Body
Leukaemia UK funds a novel project called Mind and Body which integrates physical and psychological care for blood cancer patients at every stage of their treatment. Mind and Body is an important research project which aims to establish if mental health awareness followed by addressing any issues will ultimately aid patient experience and recovery.