Oxford researchers have met with members of the Oxford Blood Group to discuss plans for an Advanced Cellular Therapies Centre.
Plans for the creation of an Oxford Advanced Cellular Therapies Centre have been supported by NIHR Research Capability Funding. The proposed centre will bring together scientists, state-of-the-art laboratory facilities, and a treatment centre for the delivery of new treatments to patients. Advanced cell therapies allow the genes of cells to be altered to correct abnormalities and to ‘engineer’ immune cells to fight cancer.
Researchers want to ensure that the new clinical facility meets the needs of patients and their families. Members of the Oxford Blood Group were invited to a meeting on Zoom to find out more about the project and give their feedback. As the plans for the centre develop, the research team will continue working with the Oxford Blood Group to ensure public and patient involvement at all stages of the project.