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Professor Chris Pepper (Blood Cancer UK) 1h
Thank you all for taking the time to read my tweets today. I hope that some of them have made you smile and some at least have informed or even inspired you. Please keep supporting this wonderful charity because I'm certain that together we will beat blood cancer! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
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Professor Chris Pepper (Blood Cancer UK) 1h
So, I'm almost coming to the end of my time "holding the reigns" of the twitter feed. I just wanted to finish off by reminding you all of the impact that COVID-19 has had/is having on blood cancer research and the work of this amazing charity. If you can afford to, please donate!
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Professor Chris Pepper (Blood Cancer UK) 2h
Replying to @HoffmannRoddy
What I can tell you is that in CLL - the disease I know best - we have made huge strides in being able to predict, for individual patients, how their disease will behave. We are now also starting to develop more accurate ways of identifying the right drugs for each patient
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Professor Chris Pepper (Blood Cancer UK) 2h
Replying to @HoffmannRoddy
Hi Roddy - I'm afraid that's an impossible task on a twitter feed - there are over 100 different types of blood cancer and all of them have different prognoses.
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Professor Chris Pepper (Blood Cancer UK) 3h
As I've mentioned several times today, the advances that have been made in our understanding of blood cancers have resulted in some wonderful new and effective therapies. For 60 years Blood Cancer UK has been working to make these changes happen for patients and their families πŸ‘
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Professor Chris Pepper (Blood Cancer UK) 3h
Replying to @SiFTW @gemmapeters
No, don't Gemma! I have some "amazing" stuff in my wardrobe...and I'm not afraid to use it...somebody call the fashion police!!!
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Professor Chris Pepper (Blood Cancer UK) 3h
Replying to @fowey2009
That's great to hear, Beryl!
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Professor Chris Pepper (Blood Cancer UK) 3h
Replying to @LaurencePigott
potent, Laurence!!😳
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Professor Chris Pepper (Blood Cancer UK) 3h
Replying to @fowey2009
Thank you Beryl - I'm sending you one back 😘
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Professor Chris Pepper (Blood Cancer UK) 4h
Part of my job at BSMS is to help inspire the doctors of the future. Yesterday I recorded an interview with a CLL patient who I've had the privilege to know for more than 10 years. Thanks Nick York for telling your story - I know the students will love hearing about your journey!
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Professor Chris Pepper (Blood Cancer UK) 4h
Speaking of Christmas - will these 'very special' trousers make an appearance this year or will COVID-19 put pay to our lab party? Some may be praying for a second lockdown!
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Professor Chris Pepper (Blood Cancer UK) 4h
Our research team is going to expand significantly over the next few months - both Simon and I have new PhD students starting next week and Simon will be recruiting 3 new post docs before Christmas - exciting times!
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Professor Chris Pepper (Blood Cancer UK) 4h
Replying to @JasonDForskitt
Hi Jason. AMKL is not my area of expertise so I can't give you an authoritative update. However, I found this paper from 2018, which seems to represent a refinement in the way AMKL is diagnosed
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Professor Chris Pepper (Blood Cancer UK) 6h
Simon is a brilliant systems biologist who joined us last year - he is doing ground-breaking work on diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL). The adorable Bandit has a vested interest in Simon's research as he was recently diagnosed with DLBCL...talk about a twist of fate!
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Professor Chris Pepper (Blood Cancer UK) 6h
The internal peer review process is not going particularly well this morning - let's hope the reviewers at Blood are more impressed with this than Tilly appears to be!!
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Professor Chris Pepper (Blood Cancer UK) 7h
Despite COVID-19, the research goes on...some might say this is an improvement!!!
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Professor Chris Pepper (Blood Cancer UK) 7h
The negative impact of COVID-19 on so many aspects of our lives is very apparent...but spare a thought for the charity sector today - fund raising activities have come to a grinding halt - Blood Cancer UK are forecasting a drop in income of Β£6 million this year! πŸ˜₯
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Professor Chris Pepper (Blood Cancer UK) 7h
Replying to @MuchCwtchly
Hi, thank you for your feedback. We’re going to drop you a DM now so that we can respond more thoroughly than Twitter character limits allow.
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Professor Chris Pepper (Blood Cancer UK) 7h
When my dad was diagnosed in 1992 there were very few treatment options for patients with CLL and none of them had a positive impact on life expectancy. Today, the lives of CLL patients are being transformed by amazing new drugs and the care and dedication of their clinical teams
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Professor Chris Pepper (Blood Cancer UK) 7h
Many of the important discoveries in the field of leukaemia research have been made possible by funds raised by Blood Cancer UK! I have been personally involved with this amazing charity as a supporter, fund raiser and researcher for more than 25 years.
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