Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research

Posted by Anne-Marie on September 2, 2014

As many of you are aware Get A-Head have a dedicated fund for Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Research and many of our supporters have been fantastically busy raising funds for this research into this rare form of cancer.  It most often occurs in the areas of the head and neck, in particular the Salivary Glands but has also been reported in other sites.

In 2013 Get A-Head approved a Grant to the Institute of Cancer Research for Professor Kevin Harrington to conduct a research project to use Tumour Profiling as a means of identifying novel therapeutic therapies for these high risk salivary gland cancers, with a special emphasis on Adenoid Cystic Carcinome (ACC). 

We are pleased to say we have now received our first annual report from Professor Harrington and the full report can be read here.  The Trustees are very pleased that initial indications are going well and that the teamat the ICR are confident that they will achieve the goals to define generic targets that may be relevant to ACC patients.

If you would like to find out more about Professor Harrington and his work at the ICR please follow the link to their website