Pilot research projects

Our long-term ambition is to attract and recruit a world-class oncology team to the region, in turn ensuring oncology research as a top priority for Aberdeen.

Since 2010, Friends of ANCHOR has funded 59 pilot research projects locally, in the fields of haematology and oncology. We are committed to continuing to fund these projects, with all research taking place locally at NHS Grampian, The University of Aberdeen and Robert Gordon University.

The charity awards funding up to £15,000 and below you can read more about which projects have received early seed funding this year.

We provide this level of support to help grow the foundations of our knowledge of cancer and haemophilia diseases, to produce initial data and results 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 go through the ANCHOR Unit.

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Oncology research cancer types

 
Bowel
Brain
Breast
Gastric
Head/neck
Leukaemia
Lymphoma
Muscle
Ovarian
Pancreas
Prostate
Skin

Haematology research

 
Haemorrhage
Myeloproliferative Disease
Sickle Cell Anaemia
Thrombosis

Research targets

 
Underpinning biology
Treatment targets
Treatments
Imaging markers
Biological markers
Care outcomes
New technology
7 currently supported projects...
Switching off the androgen receptor in advanced prostate cancer
Project
Disease Type: Prostate Cancer
Research Target: Treatment targets
Lead Researcher: Professor Iain J McEwan
Location: University of Aberdeen
Funding: £9,250
Pilot research project 1
Evaluating ability of new anti-cancer drug to inhibit growth and spreading of cancer cells
Project
Disease Type: Cancer
Research Target: Treatments
Lead Researcher: Dr Ian N Fleming
Location: University of Aberdeen
Funding: £9,700
Pilot research project 1
Searching for new targets to treat colorectal cancer
Project
Disease Type: Bowel Cancer
Research Target: Treatment targets
Lead Researcher: Dr James Hislop
Location: University of Aberdeen
Funding: £9,538
Pilot research project 1
What factors affect breast cancer neoadjuvant chemotherapy treatment?
Project
Disease Type: Breast Cancer
Research Target: Imaging markers
Lead Researcher: Dr Jiabao He
Location: University of Aberdeen
Funding: £9,744
Pilot research project 1
Cancer cells exhibit an increased HMGB1 protein signal in early colon cancer development
Project
Disease Type: Bowel Cancer
Research Target: Underpinning biology
Lead Researcher: Dr Mairi McLean
Location: University of Aberdeen
Funding: £9,757
Pilot research project 1
New ways to help breakdown blood clots
Project
Disease Type: Thrombosis (Haematology)
Research Target: Underpinning biology
Lead Researcher: Dr Nicola J Mutch
Location: University of Aberdeen
Funding: £10,000
Pilot research project 1
Describing the microscopic and immunological features of head and neck cancer
Project
Disease Type: Head and Neck Cancer
Research Target: Underpinning biology
Lead Researcher: Dr Rasha Abu Eid
Location: University of Aberdeen
Funding: £9,719
Pilot research project 1