Pilot research projects

Our commitment to research sees us partner with the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University and NHS Grampian to fund pioneering studies that improve our understanding and treatment of cancers and haematological illnesses.

Since 2010, we have funded 72 oncology and haematology pilot research projects, at a cost of up to £15,000 per study.

We provide this level of support to help grow the foundations of our knowledge of cancer and haematological diseases, to produce initial data  to attract large-scale research funding and to attract and retain top clinicians and researchers to the North-east, and ultimately, to benefit those who receive treatment in the ANCHOR Unit, now and in the future.

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Oncology research cancer types

 
Bowel
Brain
Breast
Colorectal
Effects of chemotherapy
Gastric
Head/neck
Leukaemia
Lung
Lymphoma
Muscle
Neutropenic sepsis
Oral
Ovarian
Pancreas
Prostate
Skin

Haematology research

 
Haemorrhage
Myeloproliferative Disease
Sickle Cell Anaemia
Thrombosis

Research targets

 
A spectrum of research aims have been supported, ranging from enhanced understanding of disease biology, through improved diagnostic and disease monitoring approaches, to novel potential treatments.
5 currently supported projects... 
Toenail trace elements for assessing risk of myeloproliferative neoplasms
Project
Disease Type: Blood cancer 
Research Target: Identifying causes of myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs)
Lead Researcher: Professor Lesley Anderson
Location: University of Aberdeen
Funding: £11,193
Pilot research project 1
Pushing the right buttons: a physiologically relevant, controllable, system for T-cell activation in cancer research
Project
Disease Type: Oncology
Research Target: Personalising treatments
Lead Researcher: Dr Michael Morgan
Location: University of Aberdeen
Funding: £11,827.01
Pilot research project 1
Creating an innovative PET tracer for cancer imaging
Project
Disease Type: Oncology
Research Target: PET Imaging, radiochemistry, diagnostic tool
Lead Researcher: Dr Sergio Dall’Angelo
Location: University of Aberdeen
Funding: £14,284
Pilot research project 1
CORRECT: A study to inform cancer care in rural and remote Scotland
Project
Disease Type: Oncology
Research Target: Rurality, priorities, inequalities
Lead Researcher: Natalia Calanzan
Location: University of Aberdeen
Funding: £14,665.10
Pilot research project 1