Haematological malignancies

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Haematological malignancies are an area of major focus for the CIIC. Our strong translationally-oriented research programme aims to understand how immune responses can affect current treatment outcome, and how they can be exploited to more effectively eradicate tumour cells.

The research grouping, based at the Centre for Clinical Haematology and the School of Cancer Sciences, has been designated a Leukaemia and Lymphoma Centre of Excellence, and focusses both on stem cell transplantation and also development of novel chemotherapy regimes.

A key component in its success is a strategic network of research nurses, funded partly by Cure Leukaemia, and embedded in the West Midlands region, who coordinate drug delivery, sample collection, and patient care.