Articles tagged with: Angiogenesis

London Pancreas Workshop 2016

Posted in BCI Spotlight Articles, Events Published by Katrin Hood 10 May 2016

London Pancreas Workshop 2016

Professors Hemant Kocher and Nick Lemoine co-organised the sixth biennial London Pancreas Workshop, which took place on Friday 29th April. The conference is billed as a forum for state-of-the-art clinical and basic research in pancreatic cancer.

The event was a huge success, bringing together medics, students, charities, and sponsors. 150 delegates were in attendance, packing out the lecture theatre. 

Targeting blood vessels to sensitise tumours to therapy - new funding

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Marianne Baker 07 July 2015

Targeting blood vessels to sensitise tumours to therapy - new funding

Professor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke has been awarded a new £2.3 million grant from Cancer Research UK to investigate the role of tumour blood vessels in how solid cancer responds to treatment.

This follows the group's recent publication exploring vascular promotion therapy as a potential combination cancer therapy...

A new strategy to improve cancer treatment: Vascular Promotion Therapy

Posted in BCI Spotlight Articles, Publications Published by Marianne Baker 06 February 2015

A new strategy to improve cancer treatment: Vascular Promotion Therapy

A paper published in Cancer Cell recently from Professor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke’s laboratory could mark the beginning of a new strategy in cancer treatment.

The new tactics, tested in models of solid lung and pancreatic tumours, achieved four major goals: improved drug delivery to tumour cells; reduced tumour growth; decreased tumour spread (metastasis); and extended survival...

Sharp lab grant to further our understanding of cell behaviour in low-oxygen environments

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Marianne Baker 11 November 2014

Sharp lab grant to further our understanding of cell behaviour in low-oxygen environments

Dr Tyson Sharp in our Centre for Molecular Oncology has been awarded a grant of £357,000 from the Biotechnology & Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to continue his research into a new family of proteins that are able to regulate the body’s response to low oxygen (hypoxia)...

Bone Marrow FAK effect on cancer spreading discovered

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 08 October 2014

Bone Marrow FAK effect on cancer spreading discovered

Nature Communications has published Sílvia Batista's findings on what happens to cancer spreading (metastasis) when a protein called FAK is missing from the bone marrow. Another part of this puzzle revealed by the Hodivala-Dilke lab...

Breaking through the blood vessel walls’ defences against cancer treatment

Posted in In the Press, Publications Published by Marianne Baker 27 July 2014

Breaking through the blood vessel walls’ defences against cancer treatment

Nature has published a new paper by Dr Bernardo Tavora, former postdoctoral researcher in Professor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke's Adhesion & Angiogenesis laboratory.

This paper is the first to link blood vessel function with cancer resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs, and to pinpoint a key molecule in this unwanted defence...

Meet the staff: Marianne Baker

Posted in Engagement, Interviews, Profiles Published by Marianne Baker 27 June 2014

Meet the staff: Marianne Baker

Dr Marianne Baker is the Digital Media and Communications Officer at Barts Cancer Institute, and completed her PhD in the Centre for Tumour Biology in 2012. She was interviewed by Queen Mary University of London's e-bulletin newsletter team about her education and career to date...

BCI at the 1st EMBO meeting on Cellular Signalling And Cancer Therapy

Posted in Conferences, BCI on the Road Published by Marianne Baker 12 June 2014

BCI at the 1st EMBO meeting on Cellular Signalling And Cancer Therapy

Researchers from the Centre for Tumour Biology - Dr Tanguy Lechertier and PhD student Natalia Bodrug - recently attended the first EMBO meeting on Cellular Signalling And Cancer Therapy held in Cavtat, Croatia.

Many high-profile delegates attended, such as Robert Lefkowitz, Nobel prize winner in chemistry...

London Pancreas Workshop 2014

Posted in BCI Spotlight Articles, Events Published by Marianne Baker 07 May 2014

On Friday 2nd May, BCI hosted our fifth biennial London Pancreas Workshop. The conference is billed as a forum for state-of-the-art clinical and basic research in pancreatic cancer.

Researchers from Europe and the United States joined us to discuss current and future pancreatic cancer research topics...

The Beatson International Cancer Conference 2013

Posted in Conferences, BCI on the Road Published by Marianne Baker 15 July 2013

The Beatson International Cancer Conference 2013

This year's Beatson International Cancer Conference took place from 7th-10th July at Glasgow University. Several BCI researchers travelled to sunny Scotland as delegates.

The conference was entitled Targeting the Tumour Stroma and the chairman, Prof Jim Norman, described its aims: "...much effort is being put into developing strategies to target the 'tumour stroma' with drugs in order to develop anti-cancer therapies...

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