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Birmingham Cancer Showcase

Emma Jane Jones
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17 Jun 2015

Last Thursday we were delighted to welcome 160 supporters to the Medical School at the University of Birmingham as part of the Birmingham Cancer Showcase

Last Thursday we were delighted to welcome 160 supporters to the Medical School at the University of Birmingham as part of the Birmingham Cancer Showcase.  The event was jointly hosted for the first time by Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research and Cancer Research UK.  It attracted many existing and new supporters, all wanting to see how we are working together to beat cancer/blood cancer. 

We were delighted that so many of our researchers here in Birmingham got involved by offering talks, lab tours, hands on activities (such as extracting DNA from kiwi fruit) , alongside a range of patient information and research stands.  The fantastic line up of talks included:
• What is blood cancer and what are we doing about it? By Director of Research, Prof. Chris Bunce.
• The Trials Acceleration Programme: The story so far by Emil Kazounis, Research Manager of TAP and Senior Research Nurse Jane Nunnick talking.
• The Road towards the understanding of acute lymphoblastic leukaemia by Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research Bennett Fellow, Maarten Hoogenkamp.
• Identifying therapeutic targets in patients with large B cell lymphoma by Paul Murray, professor of Molecular Pathology.
The day was a great collaboration between the two charities and the University of Birmingham.  It involved many researchers, volunteers, students and also our fantastic supporters who attended.  Thanks to everyone involved.  If you would like copies of or information on any of the presentations, please email us at: midlands@beatingbloodcancers.org.uk.