• Research to personalise mercaptopurine dosage (ALL)

    Posted on June 23, 2013 by in Current Research, Research in the lab

    Lynne Sheppard in Sheffield is continuing her work into how the body metabolises mercaptopurine so that each child can be given the precise dosage required. Currently, each child is given a standard dose based on body weight, but that is merely a guesstimate because each child metabolises the mercaptopurine at a different rate. Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research are funding this trial.