Articles tagged with: Barretts

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...

New grant to help predict oesophageal cancer risk

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Marianne Baker 04 July 2016

Understanding the evolution of Barrett’s oesophagus

New grant to help predict oesophageal cancer risk

Dr Stuart McDonald will receive a programme foundation award of ~ £1.2 million from Cancer Research UK.

It will allow the group to study how the pre-cancerous condition Barrett’s oesophagus evolves into cancer through investigating genetic and structural changes in the tissue over time.

With this award the team also hopes to find novel biomarkers that can change how we look after patients with Barrett’s oesopahgus...

New test could prevent oesophageal cancer

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 23 February 2015

New test could prevent oesophageal cancer

Oesophageal cancers have become more common over the last 50 years and most are diagnosed at advanced stage, when prognosis is dismal. Overall ~85% of patients die within 5 years.

Early diagnosis would make a huge difference and the BEST-2 trial confirms a new screening method using the Cytosponge® could be key to saving lives...

BCI at Digestive Disease Week 2014

Posted in Conferences, BCI on the Road Published by Marianne Baker 06 June 2014

BCI at Digestive Disease Week 2014

BCI researchers Professor Sir Nick Wright, Dr Stuart McDonald, Dr Laura Gay, Dr Ryan Choi and Elisabete Carapuça attended Digestive Disease Week 2014 in Chicago last month. Professor Wright gave the State Of The Art Lecture on the clonal nature of cancer.

The meeting is billed as "the world’s largest gathering of physicians and researchers in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery"...

Revealing the origins of Barrett's oesophagus

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 04 March 2014

Revealing the origins of Barrett's oesophagus

Dr Stuart McDonald and his group from the Centre for Tumour Biology have had their paper on Barrett's oesophagus published in the journal Gut.

Barrett's occurs in part of the oesophagus (food pipe) close to where it enters the stomach in an area called the gastro-oesophageal junction (GOJ). It is a pre-malignant lesion...

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