Articles tagged with: Clinical

Introducing BCI Animations - blood cancers and solid tumours

Posted in General News, Engagement Published by Zoe Leech 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!

Vitamin A could boost pancreatic cancer chemotherapy

Posted in In the Press, Publications Published by Zoe Leech 25 May 2016

Vitamin A could boost pancreatic cancer chemotherapy

The latest study from the Kocher lab, published recently in the Journal of Pathology, has found that adding high doses of a form of vitamin A could help make chemotherapy more successful in treating pancreatic cancer.

This finding is now being taken forward in the clinical trial, STARPAC, by our Centre for Experimental Cancer Medicine.

FDA approves new bladder cancer treatment following BCI-led clinical trial

Posted in General News Published by Zoe Leech 20 May 2016

Tecentriq is the first PD-L1 inhibitor approved by the FDA

FDA approves new bladder cancer treatment following BCI-led clinical trial

Following a groundbreaking trial of a new bladder cancer treatment published in Nature in late 2014 and led by the BCI, the US Food and Drug Administration has now approved the immunotherapy for patients with advanced disease.

This is the first treatment advance for this cancer type in 3 decades and, now it has received first approval, should help many patients for whom existing treatments have not proved effective. European approval will hopefully follow.

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. 

Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Tissue Bank at BCI on BBC News

Posted in Charity, BCI Spotlight Articles, In the Press Published by Zoe Leech 14 January 2016

Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Tissue Bank at BCI on BBC News

The world’s first national tissue bank for pancreatic cancer has launched in the UK here at BCI, to help push forward research into the cancer with the bleakest prognosis, and was featured on BBC News yesterday.

The resource will allow researchers to answer more questions about this still deadly form of cancer, and hopefully lead to new effective treatments for patients...

Trans-Atlantic Pancreatic Cancer "Dream Team" formed

Posted in Charity, Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 09 November 2015

£8m award for international collaborative effort

Trans-Atlantic Pancreatic Cancer

A trans-Atlantic collaboration involving scientists and clinicians from BCI has been awarded £8 million to tackle big research questions in pancreatic cancer.

The three year investment aims to accelerate the pace of research in the laboratory, with benefits for patients in the form of early phase clinical trials...

Centre for Experimental Cancer Medicine Symposium

Posted in Conferences, Events Published by Zoe Leech 29 October 2015

Centre for Experimental Cancer Medicine Symposium

Recently we held a half-day of talks here at the Institute to highlight the role of our Centre for Experimental Cancer Medicine in setting up and running local, national and international clinical trials.

In memory of Gordon Hamilton Fairley, Barts cancer research Professor

Posted in In the Press Published by Zoe Leech 23 October 2015

Killed 40 years ago today

In memory of Gordon Hamilton Fairley, Barts cancer research Professor

40 years ago today, Professor Gordon Hamilton Fairley was killed by an IRA bomb.

On the anniversary of his death, we celebrate his contributions, and that of so many great cancer researchers who have followed and continue to push the boundaries for patient benefit and for our knowledge of this still-pervasive disease...

Catching escaped tumour cells to monitor prostate cancer progression

Posted in Publications Published by Zoe Leech 25 September 2015

Catching escaped tumour cells to monitor prostate cancer progression

A new study published by Dr Yong-Jie Lu's group in our Centre for Molecular Oncology shows the potential for developing a simple blood test for use in personalised prostate cancer medicine.

While this study is preliminary, it shows promise that this type of test could be developed and used in the clinic...

MRC grant funding success for BCI researchers

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 16 March 2015

MRC grant funding success for BCI researchers

Two new grants have been awarded to BCI researchers by the Medical Research Council (MRC).

Prof Hemant Kocher will now be able to run a Phase I trial for a new pancreatic cancer treatment, and Dr Yaohe Wang will be testing a modified cancer-killing (oncolytic) virus...

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