Oxford Lymphoid Disorders Study Group
The Oxford Lymphoid Disorders Study Group (OLDSG) was launched in September 2020, and brings together a network of researchers and clinicians from across the University of Oxford and Oxford University Hospitals Trust.
At present, around 3-4% of people will develop either lymphoma or Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) during their lifetime. Together, lymphoma and CLL represent the commonest blood cancer by some margin.
The purpose of OLDSG is to:
- to increase the visibility of lymphoid disorder research in the university
- to foster collaborations between clinicians and laboratory-based scientists leading to high quality translational projects
- to interact with patients and the public at all levels of project development to deliver research which impacts directly on patient need
Group members work on a range of issues relating to lymphoid disorders, haematology, immunology, molecular diagnostics and late effects research.
BLOOD CANCER NEWS
11 September 2023
A study led by the Mead Group has demonstrated a previously unknown effect of chronic inflammation on TP53-mutant blood stem cells, shedding light on the progression of leukaemia.
7 December 2022
Organised by the NIHR Oxford Biomedical Research Centre, Professor Mark Middleton and patient representative Sue Duncombe discuss how cancer blood tests are being assessed and how they may change how cancer is diagnosed in the NHS.