How research gives hope
Research so far has done an incredible job in improving survival rates for some cancer types, like acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, but for others, progress has been a bit slower. Dr Srdan Rogosic’s research project
is focusing on children with acute myeloid leukaemia
, whose prognosis isn’t as good, particularly if the disease comes back. Srdan is building on past success in CAR-T cell therapy and trying to find an equivalent for children with acute myeloid leukaemia.
“I hope we could give children who don’t respond to treatment or relapse after treatment a fighting chance. If we get good results from this research, I hope we will be able to translate it into clinical trials. My supervisor, Dr Sara Ghorashian, has an excellent track record in translating novel CAR-T cell therapies, including a new form of CAR-T cell therapy for ALL which was translated from bench to bedside in two years.”
Srdan’s project is funded by Children with Cancer UK, and the grant will help him finish his three year PhD project. Dr Srdan Rogosic’s research gives hope to children with acute myeloid leukaemia, who could potentially use a treatment like this in the future.