Molecular Haematology & Cancer Biology Unit
The research scientists in the Molecular Haematology and Cancer Biology Unit and clinicians in the GOSH Haematology and Oncology department are working to improve the health and well-being of children through collaborative research that aims to:
- Improve knowledge of basic mechanisms in cell and developmental biology and the causes and mechanisms underlying childhood cancer.
- Enhance the scientific basis of strategies for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancers affecting children and for the promotion of their well being.
We are using a wide range of approaches to understand the molecular aetiology of childhood cancer and to develop better ways of diagnosing and treating childhood leukaemias and solid tumours. A central theme in the MHCB Unit is the investigation of mechanisms of intracellular signal transduction and gene regulation in the context of normal tissue development and how alterations in the pathways that control cell proliferation, growth, differentiation, cell survival or the immune response contribute to the development and maintenance of childhood cancers.
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