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Imperial College, London
Targeting the secretory apparatus in multiple myeloma
Dr. Holger Auner is finding new ways to treat multiple myeloma. His research is focusing on a process called the protein degradation pathway that acts like a ‘waste disposal system’. Blocking this process in myeloma cells causes a toxic build-up of molecules which makes the cells self-destruct. Dr. Auner wants to reproduce this effect in patients to see if this could lead to new treatments.
This grant is administered through Cancer Research UK, the world’s largest independent cancer research charity.