Welcome to CCSF
The Comparative Clinical Research Foundation (CCSF) has been set up to promote new world-class clinical research aimed at achieving a fundamental understanding of the major killer diseases in both humans and animals.
Bringing together medical and veterinary researchers, projects will study the similarities and differences of specific conditions in sick patients across the species.
The ultimate goal is to identify better treatments and cures for diseases such as cancer and genetic disorders which can then be applied for the benefit of both people and animals.
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|19th November 2013, save the date!|
Our third collaborative workshop is to be held at the Wellcome Trust with an opening address by Professor Sir Mark Walport, Government Chief Scientific Adviser
There will be open workshops to assess potential for comparative clinical work in neurology, cardiology and oncology.
This meeting will explore the potential of companion animal clinical studies - working with animals as patients - as the transitional step between the 'bench and the bedside'. Professor Robin Franklin, University of Cambridge, will talk on CNS regeneration, including recent successful work on spinal cord repair - see http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20365355
Professor Sir John Savil, Chief Executive, Medical Research Council, will speak in the final plenary, about MRC support, when we assess the need for future capacity-building initiatives in the clinical research communities.
The event is open to all interested - researcher, funders and key influencers. We are hoping to broadcast live on the web particularly for colleagues from afar. Please email to register your interest: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Two examples of how comparative research can work|
Hitting the mainstream news recently were two examples of how comparative research can work. Jasper, the dachshund can now walk again thanks to pioneering work by Professor Robin Franklyn at the Cambridge vet school. A 'nose cell' transplant means the previously paralysed dog is now 'whizzing around the house' in the words of the owner.......Jasper the dachshund
Harry the diabetic cat has also been in the headlines after receiving pioneering surgery to remove a tumour on his pituitary gland, causing it to produce far more growth hormone. This led to Harry suffering from diabetes......Harry the diabetic cat
After the launch of our bursary scheme, two more intercalated bursaries are to be awarded for next year. The two successful applicants for 2013 are Ranjit Singh Samra, a 4th year medical student who will be undertaking the MSc in The Biology of Vision at UCL. Eleanor Snee is the other applicant, a 3rd year veterinary student who has accepted an offer for the intercalated BSc in Comparative Pathology at the Royal Veterinary College.
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