Articles tagged with: Patients

Encouraging results for a new mesothelioma chemotherapy

Posted in Publications Published by Zoe Leech 12 April 2017

Other hard-to-treat cancers are now being tested

Encouraging results for a new mesothelioma chemotherapy

A new publication from Dr Peter Szlosarek and his team in the Journal of Clinical Oncology marks the next step in the development of a revolutionary treatment for mesothelioma.

This cancer of the lung lining is hard to treat and an increasing problem as more people develop the condition...

The Cancer Research UK Barts Centre receives greater investment

Posted in BCI Spotlight Articles, Grants & Awards Published by Marianne Baker 03 April 2017

Renewed and Increased Funding

The Cancer Research UK Barts Centre receives greater investment

We have received fantastic news about the Cancer Research UK Barts Centre, which will continue to be supported by charity funding.

Cancer Research UK has announced their investment of over £220 million in their UK network of Centres, of which Barts is proud to be a part...

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!

BCI at the 58th ASH Annual Meeting

Posted in Conferences Published by Zoe Leech 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...

BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw visits the Barts Centre

Posted in Engagement, In the Press Published by Zoe Leech 21 December 2016

BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw visits the Barts Centre

"Wow", "mindblowing"... BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw on a tour of our cancer research labs.

The breakfast show presenter visited us as part of Radio 1 and 1Xtra's #1millionhours campaign and saw our -80°C freezers where samples are stored and spoke to our researchers about their projects.

BCI successes at NCRI 2016

Posted in Conferences, In the Press, Publications Published by Zoe Leech 04 November 2016

New research coverage and poster prizes for Barts researchers

BCI successes at NCRI 2016

Congratulations to this year's poster prize winning PhD students, Lei Xu and Viola Walther, and to Dr Yong-Jie Lu for publishing their latest research on monitoring for prostate cancer spread using new blood test technology.

Read more about this year's conference...

Predicting cancer progression from Barrett’s Oesophagus

Posted in Publications Published by Zoe Leech 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...

Improving transplant therapy through "reverse translation" studies

Posted in Charity, Publications Published by Zoe Leech 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...

Chemotherapy before surgery could boost ovarian cancer response to immunotherapy

Posted in In the Press, Publications Published by Zoe Leech 15 June 2016

New study published in Clinical Cancer Research by Prof Balkwill

Chemotherapy before surgery could boost ovarian cancer response to immunotherapy

Professor Fran Balkwill has published a study on ovarian cancer responses to treatment, which could mean hope for patients whose cancer has already spread.

The findings suggest that giving chemotherapy before surgery could improve tumour responses to immunotherapy given afterwards, by making the cancer cells more susceptible to immune attack by the immune system...

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.

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