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Cancer Research UK Grand Challenge award for BCI researchers

Posted in BCI Spotlight Articles, Grants & Awards Published by Marianne Baker 10 February 2017

Cancer Research UK Grand Challenge award for BCI researchers

Professor John F Marshall, Dr Becki Pike and collaborators have been announced as one of the first global research teams to be recipients of Cancer Research UK’s Grand Challenge award.

They aim to create the equivalent of a ‘Google Earth’ for cancer, mapping tumours in unprecedented detail – from the whole tumour down to individual molecules in cells...

New PCRF grants and Industrial CASE studentship awarded

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Marianne Baker 18 January 2017

New PCRF grants and Industrial CASE studentship awarded

Three of our researchers in the Centres for Tumour Biology and Molecular Oncology have recently won awards allowing them to begin and continue research projects in pancreatic cancer and make headway in finding new treatments...

BCI at the 58th ASH Annual Meeting

Posted in Conferences Published by Marianne Baker 06 January 2017

BCI at the 58th ASH Annual Meeting

Our Centre for Haemato-Oncology researchers travelled to the ASH convention centre in San Diego and, true to form, delivered several excellent presentations that won them an impressive array of prizes...

BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw visits the Barts Centre

Posted in Engagement, In the Press Published by Marianne Baker 21 December 2016

BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw visits the Barts Centre

"Wow", "mindblowing"... BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw on a tour of our cancer research labs.

The breakfast show presenter visited us as part of Radio 1 and 1Xtra's #1millionhours campaign and saw our -80°C freezers where samples are stored and spoke to our researchers about their projects.

BCI successes at NCRI 2016

Posted in Conferences, In the Press, Publications Published by Marianne Baker 04 November 2016

New research coverage and poster prizes for Barts researchers

BCI successes at NCRI 2016

Congratulations to this year's poster prize winning PhD students, Lei Xu and Viola Walther, and to Dr Yong-Jie Lu for publishing their latest research on monitoring for prostate cancer spread using new blood test technology.

Read more about this year's conference...

EACR Image of the Month winner: Prof. John F Marshall

Posted in Images Published by Marianne Baker 24 October 2016

EACR Image of the Month winner: Prof. John F Marshall

Congratulations to our Prof. John F. Marshall, first winner of the European Association for Cancer Research's Image of the Month competition!

The EACR Image of the Month highlights outstanding scientific images from EACR members...

BCI researchers leading pancreatic cancer research

Posted in Charity, General News Published by Marianne Baker 19 September 2016

BCI researchers leading pancreatic cancer research

We are proud to see our researchers heavily featured in the latest Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF) Newsletter.

Pancreatic cancer is a prominent research focus here at BCI and we very much appreciate all of the hard work of PCRF fundraisers that contributes to it...

Predicting cancer progression from Barrett’s Oesophagus

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 19 August 2016

Predicting cancer progression from Barrett’s Oesophagus

A new study from Dr Trevor Graham’s research group has been published in Nature Communications, led by postdoctoral researcher Dr Pierre Martinez. The results should improve monitoring and treatment for people with Barrett's oesophagus who are concerned about their risk of developing cancer...

BCI at the 2016 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

Posted in Charity, Events Published by 01 August 2016

Huge congratulations to all of our riders for making it round the course, all in very impressive time! Many thanks, too, to those who gave time on the day to support our riders from the sidelines...

Tactics to overcome mesothelioma treatment resistance

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 26 July 2016

Tactics to overcome mesothelioma treatment resistance

Pioneering work in our labs has led to a new "starvation" treatment strategy for mesothelioma, previously almost untreatable due to the difficulty of performing effective surgery and lack of available drugs.

Dr Sarah Martin has published new work on how mesothelioma could get around the attack with a view to preventing resistance and killing the cancer more efficiently...

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