Myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells that are found in your bone marrow and make up your immune system. Unlike other cancers, it does not exist as a lump or a tumour. It causes bone disease, recurring infections, chronic fatigue and kidney damage. There is currently no cure.
Dr. Chantry is leading a research project that trials a new therapy using a unique genetically engineered virus to kill the cancerous myeloma cells, without affecting the healthy cells. The results from preliminary studies have been extremely positive; after just two days of being introduced to this virus, it has shown to kill around 50% of myeloma cells and 100% after 4 days. But without your help, this work will not continue.
We want to raise enough funds to continue this research and send it to clinical trial where it will begin to benefit patients. By raising £90,000, we can ensure that the potentially life-saving work can go ahead and that a cure for this cruel disease is found.
But to do this, we need your help.