Neuroblastoma, one of the most common childhood cancers, is often not diagnosed until it has spread to other parts of the body. At this stage it is very difficult to treat. A form of radiotherapy known as MIBG therapy has generated long-term remissions but cannot cure advanced disease. Professor Mairs is exploring the use of MIBG therapy in combination with chemotherapy drugs to develop a new, more effective approach.
The genetics of familial leukaemia
Professor Rob Mairs
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, G12 8QQ
7 January 2013