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London scientists welcome public to myeloma open afternoon

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18 Jun 2012

Members of the public are being given a chance to go behind the scenes in the fight against cancer. Scientists based at Imperial’s Hammersmith campus are opening up the doors to their laboratories on Monday 25 June. 

Dr Maurits Kleijnen and Prof Tassos Karadimitris and their research teams, which are funded by Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research, are running the open afternoon in support of Myeloma Awareness Week. Hammersmith is home to some of the most cutting-edge myeloma research in the country.

Improvement in treatment for patients with myeloma has been one of the greatest success stories of all the cancers in recent years. The Hammersmith scientists’ work focuses on investigating how patients develop resistance to myeloma drugs and the biology behind what makes myeloma cells so difficult to kill. The goal of their work is to find new ‘targets’ which drugs can be designed to attack.

Members of the public are welcome to come along to meet the team, take a tour of the laboratories and hear about how the research is helping patients. People can drop in between 4.30pm and 6.30pm on 25 June. Families and children are welcome, the event is free of charge and refreshments will be served. The event takes place in the Commonwealth Building at Imperial’s Hammersmith campus, adjacent to Hammersmith Hospital. To register and for more details click here

Myeloma Awareness Week was founded 15 years ago by Myeloma UK and is an initiative that has become an important part of the myeloma community and has been responsible for many pioneering and influential activities. Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research are pleased to be supporting the initiative.