Asbestos causes the very difficult to treat cancer, mesothelioma. But a new cancer immunotherapy drug, being trialed by the University of Southampton may be able to fight it.
Charlotte Moss, one of the University of Southampton’s cancer immunology clinical trial patients, is running the ABP Southampton 10k, celebrating being over 5 years’ clear of skin cancer.
The campaign is delighted to be named the Lead Local Charity for the ABP Southampton Marathon. Read this article, from the Echo, featuring more details and comments from Centre Director, Professor Tim Elliott.
Ahead of the cancer immunology talk at Les Cotils (taking place 21 September), Jersey Press talked to Southampton consultant oncologist Dr Andy Davies and Professor Tim Elliott about the new Centre for Cancer Immunology and what it will mean for the future of cancer treatment.
Guernsey residents are invited to join local cancer specialists at a talk this month about Southampton’s new Centre for Cancer Immunology. Read this Guernsey Press article about the Centre, how Jersey resident, Xano, overcome childhood cancer through immunology, and details of the event on the 21 September.
Read this BuzzFeed news article on how scientists are beginning to talk about the possibility of curing cancer through immunotherapy. Features interviews with our very own professors and patients.
Nick Caunter, CEO of APH parking company, and his team of cyclists are half way through a 20k mile marathon cycle ride around the UK in a bid to raise £20k for the Centre for Cancer Immunology. See full story, including presentation of a cheque for £10k.
A symbolic milestone in the fight against cancer has been reached with the burial of a time capsule at the UK’s only dedicated Centre for Cancer Immunology. Read full coverage in the Daily Echo.
Dr Stephen Beers and his team have been awarded £200,000 by Bloodwise to investigate why some leukaemia patients don’t respond to a type of treatment. The grant will be used to find ways to reverse drug resistance in chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL). Read the full story here in the Daily Echo.
Cancer Research UK have announced that our current facilities at Southampton General Hospital will be awarded £4m as part of a £16m UK initiative to help fight the most malignant cancers. The University of Southampton’s Professor Tim Elliott, Director of the Centre for Cancer Immunology, said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded this grant to further our understanding of how immunotherapies work.” Read full story in the Daily Echo.