Step closer to reaching our target

Our campaign to build a new centre dedicated to cancer immunology research has entered its final phase thanks to a major £2m gift. The total is now within reach of its £25m target at £23.8m!

Southampton discovery could guide immunotherapy for lung cancer

University of Southampton scientists have discovered a new type of immune cell that could predict which lung cancer patients will benefit most from life-saving immunotherapy treatment.

New trial to fight cancer caused by asbestos

Patients with a hard-to-treat type of cancer are being given new hope in a new clinical trial.
Researchers at the University of Southampton and the University of Leicester are trialing a drug that could boost the body’s immune system to fight off mesothelioma, which can be caused by asbestos.

Major boost to campaign thanks to £1.35m donation

Our campaign has moved a big step forward thanks to a major gift. The £1.35 million donation from alumnus James Vernon and his wife Mindy, means the University has entered the final phase of the campaign to raise the target of £25 million.

Potential vaccine to prevent head and neck cancer

Researchers in Southampton and Malaysia are set to launch a pioneering study that could lead to the development of a vaccine to prevent head and neck cancer.

New insight into leukaemia drug

Researchers at the University of Southampton have shed new light on why and how a new class of drug is effective at fighting off leukaemia. A new study, led by the University’s Professor Mark Cragg, will help pave the way for better patient drug treatments.

Professor George Stevenson honoured at summer graduation

Professor George Stevenson, the scientist who pioneered the field of cancer immunology is to be given an honorary degree by the University of Southampton. Professor Stevenson was one of the first scientists to publish a paper describing the concept that the immune system could be steered towards fighting cancer. Read the full press release.

Time capsule celebration to mark new cancer research centre

University scientists, patients and senior members of staff from both the University and Southampton General Hospital, where the building is being built, will come together to bury a time capsule to mark the construction of the Centre for Cancer Immunology. They will be joined by ex-Saints centre forward Matt Le Tissier. Read full press release.

Professor Peter Johnson receives Queen’s Birthday Honours

The University of Southampton’s Professor Peter Johnson has received a CBE in this year’s Queen’s birthday honours list, in recognition of his services to medicine and higher education.
Read the press release.

Southampton awarded £4m for cutting-edge cancer research

Experts from the Cancer Research UK Centres in Southampton and Oxford will receive £4m over the next five years, as part of a £16m UK-wide initiative – the charity’s Centres’ Network Accelerator Awards – to help the fight against cancers that are most difficult to treat. Read our press release to see how Southampton is taking the lead and our new Centre will take a pivotal role.