Cure Leukaemia are delighted to welcome JMW’s Managing Partner Marc Yaffe into the CL Family as he becomes an official ambassador to help the charity fund a paediatric trials network.

Cure Leukaemia currently funds Research Nurses as part of the National Trials Acceleration Programme (TAP) Network across 15 cities in the UK. This network enables pioneering blood cancer clinical trials, but the same network does not exist for children who require a stem cell transplant and cell therapy.

Every 14 minutes, someone in the UK is diagnosed with a form of blood cancer with four children diagnosed every day. Blood cancer is the most common cancer in children and teenagers and can affect children from as young as three months old.

Cure Leukaemia are looking to reverse this trend by funding a paediatric trials network which will deliver world-class, innovative and practice changing clinical trials to improve outcomes for children with leukaemia throughout the UK undergoing a stem cell transplant across the major metropolitan cities of the UK.

Marc recently spent some time at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and spoke with Professor Rob Wynn to hear about some of the groundbreaking work currently taking place across the region.

Speaking about the appointment, Marc Yaffe, JMW’s Managing Partner, said: “I am honoured and humbled to be asked to be an Ambassador of the charity. As the father of three-year-old twins, being in a children’s hospital is an emotional moment for me.”

“It is a role that I will take very seriously. Meeting Professor Wynn and his team has been inspirational, and I intend to learn as much as I can about Cure Leukaemia, and to use my network to assist in supporting the funding of the proposed paediatric trials network.

James McLaughlin, Chief Executive at Cure Leukaemia was delighted to welcome Marc’s support of the charity.“When we were first introduced to Marc, we were impressed by his passion and determination to help the charity increase our profile in the North West.”

“With the charity’s close links to the region through the funding of The Christie and Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) hospitals, we are looking forward to working with Marc to help us launch our new paediatric network.”

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