We’re pleased to announce that LMR UK has been successfully selected to be part of the ‘Tesco Bags of Help’ scheme, which could raise up to £4,000 for the charity. Tesco’s local community grant scheme uses the money raised by the sale of carrier bags to fund thousands...read more
Thomas and Dan have best friends since pre-school so when Dan was diagnosed with cancer Thomas kept his spirits up with 50 messages of support.When one seven year old was diagnosed with stage four cancer his best friend was understandably worried for him. So in an...read more
A popular Norwich Zumba teacher who has raised money for various charities is now asking for help herself, as she battles a rare form of leukaemia. Lucia Alba, from Norwich, is known for her energetic and fun classes. And the 45-year-old mother-of-two has not let...read more
A key part of diagnosing blood cancers is done by detecting abnormal chromosomes inside leukaemia cells. Now a new technique, pioneered by Wendy Erber, Kathy Fuller and Henry Hui from the University of Western Australia, will allow these diagnoses to be made more...read more
CANCER DRUG ROW Terminally ill children with leukaemia and adults battling lymphoma face being DENIED ‘cancer cure’ over pricing row
NICE, the NHS watchdog, is expected to reject new CAR-T treatments for cancer patients, saying they are not cost effective at £375,000 per patient.The new treatments re-engineer the patient’s immune system as a way to fight off the cancer. The technology has already...read more
A little girl who tragically lost her leg a few weeks ago due to leukaemia has received 2,000 birthday cards from strangers across the globe on her eight birthday. Jeanie-May, who turned eight on Monday, has been battling the cancer for the past year and had one...read more
Cord blood stem cell transplants have saved the lives of countless children—more than 40,000—because of a discovery made at Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM) in the 1980s, but like most science, it’s not perfect. However, the discovery-maker himself, Dr....read more
TWO supermarket giants went head-to-head to help raise money so that a nine-year-old with leukaemia can go to Disneyworld in Florida. Staff from Minehead's Morrisons and Tesco's stores played out a thrilling 4-4 game in front of a large crowd at Minehead Recreation...read more
Eight-year-old Adrian Godeaux is giving back this season through a toy drive after a cord blood transplant to treat aplastic anaemia.
Adrian Godeaux remembers receiving a stuffed snake, his favorite of all the gifts given to him while he was a patient at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital Colorado. And now that the 8-year-old Coronado Elementary student is healthy, he...read more
The UK’s first clinical trial results using cord blood stem cells to treat blood cancer are presented.
Dr Rachael Hough, consultant in haematology and stem cell transplantation at UCL Hospitals, presented her results at a Sue Harris Trust event at the Royal Society of Medicine. Those on the trial were diagnosed with advanced stages of various blood cancers and had a...read more