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BCI scientist visits politicians in Westminster

Posted in General News, BCI on the Road Published by Administrator 20 February 2019

The Royal Society Pairing Scheme

BCI scientist visits politicians in Westminster

Dr John Riches from our Centre for Haemato-Oncology swapped a lab coat for legislation when he visited Zoë Grunewald (Second Clerk - Commons Science and Technology Committee) at the House of Commons for a week in Westminster. The week (26-30th November 2018) was part of a unique pairing scheme run by the Royal Society.

Combination therapy improves survival in advanced kidney cancer

Posted in General News Published by Bethan Warman 13 February 2019

Combination therapy improves survival in advanced kidney cancer

A combination therapy has shown powerful anticancer responses in patients with a type of advanced kidney cancer in a new international phase III clinical trial (KEYNOTE-426). Treatment with the combination therapy resulted in significant increases in overall survival when compared with the current standard of care, and the findings will help to provide a vital new treatment option for patients with this disease.

Tackling tumour scar tissue could be key to treating pancreatic cancer

Posted in General News, Publications Published by Administrator 11 February 2019

Tackling tumour scar tissue could be key to treating pancreatic cancer

The first study in the world to take a detailed look at scar tissue in human pancreatic cancer has revealed a range of different scar tissue types that could help clinicians predict which patients will respond best to particular treatments.

World Cancer Day 2019

Posted in General News Published by Bethan Warman 04 February 2019

United against Cancer

World Cancer Day 2019

Today is World Cancer Day- an initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control that marks a day on which the entire world can unite in the fight against cancer. Find out how we are collaborating with scientists from around the world to accelerate progress in cancer research.

Immune cells found as accomplices in melanoma spread

Posted in General News, Publications Published by Bethan Warman 31 January 2019

Immune cells found as accomplices in melanoma spread

A new study published today in Cell has revealed that aggressive melanoma cells are able to manipulate the immune system to their advantage. As a result, immune cells that are supposed to recognise and destroy cancer cells actually behave differently and support the growth and spread of the tumour.

London leads the way in advanced prostate cancer research

Posted in General News, Grants & Awards Published by Administrator 25 January 2019

London leads the way in advanced prostate cancer research

Dr Gunnel Halldén is leading a new pioneering study funded by Prostate Cancer UK, as part of the charity’s Research Innovation Awards scheme.

Research team awarded £20m Grand Challenge funding from Cancer Research UK to tackle cancer’s biggest questions

Posted in General News, Grants & Awards Published by Bethan Warman 23 January 2019

Research team awarded £20m Grand Challenge funding from Cancer Research UK to tackle cancer’s biggest questions

Dr Stuart McDonald from our Centre for Tumour Biology has been announced by Cancer Research UK as a member of a global research team funded through its Grand Challenge competition- an international funding initiative that aims to answer some of the biggest questions facing cancer research.

BCI at the 60th ASH Annual Meeting

Posted in General News, BCI on the Road Published by Bethan Warman 14 January 2019

‘The premier event in malignant and non-malignant haematology’

BCI at the 60th ASH Annual Meeting

Researchers from our Centre for Haemato-Oncology attended the 60th American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting and Exposition, which took place in San Diego on 1st-4th December 2018. The ASH Annual Meeting provides an invaluable opportunity to showcase the work being conducted here at the BCI and brings together professionals from all subspecialties of blood disease research.

Globalisation of technology-enhanced learning for surgical education

Posted in General News, BCI on the Road Published by Bethan Warman 11 January 2019

Globalisation of technology-enhanced learning for surgical education

Mr Patel is a leading expert in developing higher education degrees for acquiring surgical skills by simulation. Mr Patel and his colleague, Professor Shafi Ahmed were invited to Bolivia to visit Universidad de Aquino Bolivia to discuss the use of technology-enhanced learning for surgical education as preparations were made for the launch of Bolivia’s first digital hospital.

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

Posted in General News Published by Bethan Warman 21 December 2018

Congratulations to the Class of 2018

On 17th December, the Graduation Ceremony for Queen Mary University of London’s School of Medicine and Dentistry took place. A total of 41 MSc students and 3 PhD students who studied at the BCI attended the ceremony, with almost 50% of the MSc students graduating with a distinction. Daniel Muliaditan, a student who studied the MSc Cancer & Molecular and Cellular Biology course here at the BCI, was awarded a Drapers’ Company Postgraduate Prize at the ceremony for his exceptional academic achievements.

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