Hodgkin lymphoma is one of the most common cancers affecting children and young adults. Although the cure rate is high, it’s easily mistaken for other diseases, like glandular fever. Finding a simple way to diagnose it earlier would help children avoid unnecessary illness, and maybe mean less intensive treatment. This project is looking at how a new blood test could help.
Because cancers are rare in children, and Hodgkin lymphoma usually shows as lumps in the neck with more general symptoms like tiredness and night sweats, doctors often think it’s something common like glandular fever. A new blood test for this type of cancer could make diagnosis easier.
This research project on looking at how a blood test can help with diagnosing Hodgkin lymphoma has been successfully completed. Your donations allow us to fund ground-breaking research that can improve treatments given to children with cancer. Thank you. Your help allows us to continue to find ways to drive up the chances of survival for children with cancer and reduce the toxic side effects that can affect the rest of their lives.
Evaluation of CCL17 as a diagnostic biomarker for classical Hodgkin lymphoma
Professor Ruth Jarrett
University of Glasgow Garscube Estate
Glasgow, G61 1QH
1 October 2016