Date published: September 29, 2015

Five students awarded grants to help develop child cancer treatments

Five of our students have been awarded grants to help develop childhood cancer treatments.

Louise Chan, Parham Manouchehri, Zakia Zia, Liam Dey and David Scannali have been handed the year-long research grants by children’s cancer research charity, and University partner, Kidscan.

The students will be supported by senior members of the biomedical science department and their supervisors have been given £2,000 by Kidscan to cover chemical and lab costs, while the students

Kidscan, based at the university, works to develop new treatments for childhood cancers which are gentler on growing bodies than existing chemo and radiotherapy.

Dr David Pye, scientific director, said: “We have been extremely impressed by the innovative areas of research that this year’s placement students are now able to pursue.

“It’s exciting to be able to provide these talented students with a way to grow and develop their skills, whilst also exploring important new areas of research into childhood cancer treatments.”

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