Scientists at the Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory at Salisbury District Hospital have been awarded a further £923,000 grant from Leukemia & Lymphoma Research to continue their groundbreaking research into a group of blood disorders that affects more than 25,000 people in the UK.
The disorders, known as
This breakthrough represented an important step forward in the understanding of the causes of these disorders and also provided a more general insight into why some people might be predisposed to acquiring genetic mutations that lead to cancers.
Professor Nick Cross, Director of the Wessex Regional Genetics Laboratory at Salisbury District Hospital said: "The grant is for a three year programme of research
Notes to Editors
1. Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research is the only UK charity solely dedicated to research into blood cancers, including leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. These cancers are diagnosed in around 28,500 children, teenagers and adults in the UK every year. Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research was previously known as Leukaemia Research and has changed its name to raise awareness of its longstanding commitment to research into all the blood cancers - not just leukaemia.
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