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BCI Promotions

Posted in General News Published by 17 March 2017

BCI Promotions

Congratulations to our staff members who have new titles - senior lecturers, readers and professors. We are very proud to call them our colleagues and friend here at BCI!

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...

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...

Professor Sir Nicholas Wright: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Honorary Fellowship

Posted in General News, Profiles Published by Marianne Baker 02 June 2016

Professor Sir Nicholas Wright: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Honorary Fellowship

Professor Sir Nicholas Wright, lead for our Centre for Tumour Biology, has been made an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada this year.

Congratulations, Nick!

Dr Susana Godinho awarded the prestigious Lister Prize – a first for QMUL

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Marianne Baker 01 June 2016

Dr Susana Godinho awarded the prestigious Lister Prize – a first for QMUL

Dr Susana Godinho in our Centre for Molecular Oncology has become the first lecturer at BCI - and Queen Mary University of London as a whole - to be awarded the prestigious Lister Prize Fellowship.

Just five excellent researchers receive this award each year...

BCI success in Academy of Medical Sciences grant awards

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Marianne Baker 13 May 2016

BCI success in Academy of Medical Sciences grant awards

Three researchers from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have been awarded £100,000 each by the Academy of Medical Sciences. Two are here at BCI: Dr Paulo Ribeiro and Dr Angus Cameron.

The grants are designed to support researchers in the first years of their independent career with funds, training and mentoring. Angus' grant is for the study of cancer-associated fibroblasts (CAFs) while Paulo’s grant will fund a project studying tissue growth mechanisms...

Tyson Sharp has run the London Marathon!

Posted in Charity, Engagement Published by Marianne Baker 19 April 2016

Tyson took on the most challenging of physical feats - and raised a huge amount of money for Barts Cancer Institute in the process.

Tyson Sharp has run the London Marathon!

For the first time ever, Barts Cancer Institute had a charity running spot for the world-famous London Marathon. Eager to take on the challenge was our very own researcher and all-round sport, Dr Tyson Sharp!

Repurposing viruses to tackle pancreatic cancer drug resistance

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 15 April 2016

Repurposing viruses to tackle pancreatic cancer drug resistance

A new paper in the journal Oncotarget, led by Dr Gunnel Hallden, shows that viruses can be modified to force cancer cells to die, instead of evading apoptosis.

This also means they work better with existing anti-cancer drugs to destroy pancreatic tumours, a promising beginning to exploring more combination therapies to tackle the problem of drug resistance in pancreatic cancer...

Cancer evolution follows natural law - using maths to predict progression

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 19 January 2016

Cancer evolution follows natural law - using maths to predict progression

Dr Trevor Graham from our Centre for Tumour Biology has co-authored a new study in Nature Genetics, revealing new insights about evolutionary patterns of certain tumours.

This understanding could help us to predict tumour growth for some types of cancer and advance personalised medicine...

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