A large number of genetic mutations have been identified in childhood acute myeloid leukaemia (AML), with any one child having between 5-20 mutations. The role played by these mutations, alone and in combination, is not fully understood. This project will develop a model system that will facilitate the study of these mutations. Ultimately this will aid the development of more effective treatments.
This research project on the genetic causes of leukaemia 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.
The genetics of familial leukaemia
Dr Elspeth Payne
UCL Cancer Institute
London, WC1E 6DD
12 October 2015
As part of September Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, we recently spoke to Beth, a researcher from UCL Cancer Institute in London. In this video, Beth talks about her project that looks into two different types of blood cancers, acute myeloid leukaemia and Myelodysplastic Syndrome. Beth also talks about her funding from Children with Cancer UK, her golden moment in her research and a message to Children with Cancer UK supporters.