Articles tagged with: Metastasis

Cancer cells "talking to themselves" could be key to cancer spreading

Posted in BCI Spotlight Articles, Images, In the Press, Publications Published by Marianne Baker 23 June 2016

Newly discovered cell signalling platform could enable metastasis

Cancer cells

A key question in cancer research has been how cancer cells are able to survive once they break away from a tumour to spread around the body.

This publication from the Kermorgant lab showing a previously unknown signalling pathway from integrin beta-1 and c-Met could be key to cancer cell survival in metastasis...

Catching escaped tumour cells to monitor prostate cancer progression

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 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 Marianne Baker 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...

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...

New Centre for Stem Cells in Cancer and Ageing launched

Posted in BCI Spotlight Articles, Events Published by Marianne Baker 22 September 2014

New Centre for Stem Cells in Cancer and Ageing launched

BCI's researchers, technicians and support staff gather in our seminar rooms to formally welcome our new Centre for Stem Cells in Cancer and Ageing to the Institute.

Find out about the research that will be going on in this centre, and help us welcome our new colleagues...

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...

The signal is better here: breast cancer cell migration control point discovered

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 19 May 2014

The signal is better here: breast cancer cell migration control point discovered

Dr Ludovic Ménard from the Centre for Tumour Biology has published a new study investigating the role of c-Met in basal-like breast cancer. This is a very aggressive type of breast cancer for which we currently have no efficient therapies.

To understand why cells become invasive in this way, Dr Ménard and colleagues investigated the role of c-Met...

Vitamin A could help immune cells storm the pancreatic cancer fortress

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 13 December 2013

Vitamin A could help immune cells storm the pancreatic cancer fortress

Research led by Mr Hemant Kocher, a Consultant Surgeon and a researcher here at BCI, was published recently in the journal Gastroenterology. The work was carried out by a multi-disciplanary team of doctors, scientists, immunologists and bioinformaticians and the first author is recent graduate, Dr Abasi Ene-Obong.

The results suggest that Vitamin A could help to break the "fortress" surrounding one of the deadliest cancers, allowing the body's immune cells to enter the tumour and fight it...

Most influential discoveries in cancer - Prof Ian Hart at Milestones in Cancer, Cologne

Posted in BCI on the Road Published by Kaye Yeung 12 July 2011

Most influential discoveries in cancer - Prof Ian Hart at Milestones in Cancer, Cologne

Professor Ian Hart will be speaking at the Cologne Cancer Club at the University of Cologne as part of their Milestones in Cancer series.

This seminar series hosts speakers that have been featured in Nature Milestones Cancer...

Distinguished Guest Lecturer - Walter Birchmeier interview

Posted in Interviews Published by Kaye Yeung 23 June 2011

Distinguished Guest Lecturer - Walter Birchmeier interview

Professor Walter Birchmeier presented his work on"Wnt/beta-catenin signalling in stem and cancer stem cells" as part of BCI's Distinguished Guest Lecture series and was interviewed by Dr Maria Whitehead...

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