A message from Cure Leukaemia co-founder Professor Charlie Craddock CBE:
World-class clinicians and scientists based at the Centre for Clinical Haematology (CCH) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital and the University of Birmingham are driving forward groundbreaking new therapies and saving lives in the process.
By delivering world first clinical trials to leukaemia patients who have exhausted standard treatments these trials are not only saving lives, but they are they are also contributing to our understanding and treatment of blood cancer across the world.
Cure Leukaemia plays a pivotal role in this process by funding specialist research nurses to administer these pioneering therapies. Without the specialist research nurses to ensure patients are constantly monitored and cared for; these trials would not run and patients would miss the opportunity to access potentially life-saving therapies.
Whilst great strides have been made since the CCH was opened in 2006 the fact remains that too many people still die from leukaemia and without additional investment, patients will continue to miss out on accessing life-saving therapies.
Excitingly, an opportunity has arisen to dramatically increase the capacity of the CCH to build on this track record of success.
This important project will require £3.5million of additional funding and will double the Centre’s capacity for research nurses positions, world first clinical trials and patients treated. Local government has granted £2.45m to this already and Cure Leukaemia has made a commitment to raising the additional £1m by December 31st 2017 to ensure the build is fully funded.
This transformational project will not only hasten progress towards establishing effective treatments for all blood cancers within our lifetime but also immediately increase the number of lives
saved in the process.
The benefits from establishing the expanded Centre are immensely exciting but
without additional funding this process will take longer so I urge you to do whatever you can to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia.
Every donation contributes to helping save lives and will help us make what was once a dream, a reality. We will not stop until we Cure Leukaemia. Thank you.
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