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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in April, CCSF were delighted to have a charity stand at BSAVA in Birmingham. We met many delegates including practitioners, students and some VIPS.

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Find out more about this conference here

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Examples of how comparative research can work

See Noël Fitzpatrick, otherwise known as the 'bionic' or 'supervet' talk about his work and his belief in One Medicine as the way forward for animals and humans.......The Supervet


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

2014 Bursaries

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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