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Christine Harrison awarded CRUK grant.

Christine Harrison awarded CRUK grant.

9 April 2021

 

Christine Harrison and her team have been awarded a grant of up to £1m over three years through the Cancer Research UK–Children with Cancer UK Innovation Awards.

Cancer remains the leading cause of death by disease in children and young people in the UK.  It’s a stark reminder of how much work remains to be done, and why Cancer Research UK (CRUK) is making paediatric cancer a priority.

Bringing basic research into the real lives of children in the clinic has been a driving force for Professor Christine Harrison over a career of exploring chromosomal abnormalities in children’s and young people’s cancers.  She and her collaborators are one of five teams receiving a Cancer Research UK–Children with Cancer UK Innovation Award.
 

 

 

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Bringing basic research into the real lives of children in the clinic has been a driving force for Professor Christine Harrison over a career of exploring chromosomal abnormalities in children’s and young people’s cancers.  She and her collaborators are one of five teams receiving a Cancer Research UK–Children with Cancer UK Innovation Award.
 
Alongside her fellow Newcastle University-based collaborators ­– molecular cell biologist Professor Jonathan Higgins and paediatric oncologist Professor Steve Clifford ­– Christine’s research aims to understand the mechanisms that cause aneuploidies in children’s and young people’s cancers.  Not only to gain an understanding of how they lead to the disease but also, ultimately, to identify potential therapeutic opportunities, which if applied early enough, may prevent some cancers from developing.
 
Read the full story on the CRUK website here