Today, most of the lab is attending the UK CLL Forum Annual Scientific Day. The title of the day is “Understanding CLL genotype and tumour environment: New therapeutic potentials”. The meeting is dedicated to the memory of Professor Terry Hamblin who died earlier this year. Terry is remembered as founder of the UK CLL Forum. In a tribute by Professor Daniel Catovsky, Terry’s key CLL paper was mentioned. This paper was entitled
“Unmutated Ig VH genes are associated with a more aggressive form of chronic lymphocytic leukemia” by Terry J. Hamblin, Zadie Davis, Anne Gardiner, David G. Oscier, and Freda K. Stevenson (1999) Blood 94:1848-1854
This work published back to back with a similar paper from the first speaker today, Professor Nicholas Chiorazzi, represented a key part of our understanding of CLL biology. These papers have each been cited over 1500 times, according to Google Scholar, showing their importance and influence.
For a full obituary please see this page.