Articles tagged with: Blood Cancers

Introducing BCI Animations - blood cancers and solid tumours

Posted in General News, Engagement Published by Marianne Baker 13 March 2017

Haemato-Oncology and Tumour Biology

Introducing BCI Animations - blood cancers and solid tumours

BCI has been working with Phospho Biomedical Animations to bring some of our key cancer research topics to life.

Watch these short videos to learn about two of our research Centres' major experimental subjects. Let us know what you think!

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...

Improving transplant therapy through "reverse translation" studies

Posted in Charity, Publications Published by Marianne Baker 01 July 2016

Two new publications made possible by the BCI Charity

Improving transplant therapy through

Two papers have been published by Dr Jeff Davies’ group focusing on the role of immunology in bone marrow transplant, a common and effective treatment for many types of blood cancer.

Both papers are examples of taking a clinical problem into the laboratory to find out why it’s happening and how we might go about fixing it. The second won our Paper of the Month competition in April 2016...

A breakthrough for follicular lymphoma on the horizon

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 22 December 2015

A breakthrough for follicular lymphoma on the horizon

A new collaborative study that could ultimately lead to new treatments for follicular lymphoma (FL) patients was published yesterday in Nature Genetics.

Professor Jude Fitzgibbon, clinical research fellow Jessica Okosun and members of our Bioinformatics Unit all contributed to these exciting new results with the Whitehead Institute, Massachussetts...

BCI at ASH 2015

Posted in Conferences, BCI on the Road Published by Marianne Baker 21 December 2015

BCI at ASH 2015

The first week of December saw San Diego, California host the 58th ASH Annual Meeting.

BCI researchers from our Centre for Haemato-Oncology attended and joined "top minds in the field" at this blood cancer specialist conference...

Tom Baker named Exceptional Ambassador for Barts

Posted in Charity, Grants & Awards Published by Marianne Baker 07 October 2015

Tom Baker named Exceptional Ambassador for Barts

Eight years ago, Tom Baker was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma and was treated by Professor Gribben. Following his recovery, he and his wife Leona sought to give back.

Tom has now been designated as the first Barts Charity “Exceptional Ambassador”, their fund having raised over £300,000 to date...

Inaugural Greg Wolf Symposium

Posted in Charity, Events, Grants & Awards Published by Marianne Baker 30 September 2015

Inaugural Greg Wolf Symposium

This half-day of talks about blood cancer research honoured the life of Greg Wolf, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2002 at the age of 20.

His family set up the Greg Wolf Fund in 2005 in their son’s memory, and over the last decade the organisation has been tirelessly raising funds to support patients and fund blood cancer research...

New “starving” treatment option for AML: arginine deprivation

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 22 July 2015

New “starving” treatment option for AML: arginine deprivation

A new paper from the Centre for Haemato-Oncology in the journal Blood shows that acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells can be treated by “starving” them of a particular amino acid called arginine.

This technique has already been applied to mesothelioma by our researchers and could be a major improvement to current AML treatments...

Unmasking leukaemia cells: PD-L1 blockade to control blood cancer

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 14 July 2015

Unmasking leukaemia cells: PD-L1 blockade to control blood cancer

Two new papers from our Centre for Haemato-Oncology in the journal Blood show that boosting the immune system could help control Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL).

The studies focus on two proteins called “Programmed Death Ligand 1” (PD-L1) and Programmed Death 1” (PD-1), found on the surface of tumour and immune cells respectively...

BCI at the 2015 European Haematology Association Meeting

Posted in Conferences, BCI on the Road Published by Marianne Baker 19 June 2015

BCI at the 2015 European Haematology Association Meeting

Several of our researchers from the Centre for Haemato-Oncology attended the European Haematology Association’s annual meeting in Vienna last week, keeping up a record of attendance and high quality presentations.

Prof John Gribben has also joined the EHA Governing Board...

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