Acknowledgement for CIKA
Despite the difficulties imposed by the current lockdown, the Tissue Bank at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is continuing its work with the help of staff in Anatomical Pathology. Louise Ludlow has updated CIKA on the results of research being undertaken by colleagues in Australia and Sweden using samples provided by the bank, of which she is the coordinator. CIKA has been supporting the tissue bank since its inception and we are delighted to read of the use to which tissue samples are being put.
Louise has forwarded a paper recently published in the journal Clinical Immunology, and authored by a team which includes researchers from Fiona Elsey Cancer Research Institute (FECRI) and Federation University Australia in Ballarat, and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology in the Peter Doherty Institute at the University of Melbourne. The other scientists involved in this research are based at the Childhood Cancer Research Unit in the Karolinska Institutet and the Karolinska University Hospital, both of which are in Stockholm. It describes work being undertaken on Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH). The following acknowledgment of CIKA’s contribution to this work appears on page 10 of the paper.
We are thankful for the participation of patients and healthy donors in this study. A portion of LCH patient peripheral blood samples and coded data were supplied by the Children’s Cancer Centre Tissue Bank at the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and The Royal Children’s Hospital (www.mcri.edu.au/childrenscancercentretissuebank). Establishment and running of the Children’s Cancer Centre Tissue Bank is made possible through generous support by Cancer In Kids @ RCH (www.cika.org.au), Leukaemia Auxiliary at RCH (LARCH), the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and The Royal Children’s Hospital Foundation.
As with so much of the work being undertaken in the fight against childhood cancer, this is a truly international collaboration.