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Our ovarian cancer research

Posted in General News Published by Bethan Warman 13 March 2019

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Our ovarian cancer research

This month is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. In the UK each year, around 7,300 women are diagnosed with ovarian cancer, making it the sixth most common cancer type in females. Here at the Barts Cancer Institute, our researchers are working to better understand the biology of ovarian cancer and translate this knowledge into new diagnostic and treatment strategies. One particular focus of our ovarian cancer research is understanding and combating the development of resistance to therapy, which is a major obstacle in the successful treatment of many cancer types.

International Women’s Day

Posted in General News, Interviews Published by Bethan Warman 08 March 2019

Q&A with Professor Sanz-Moreno

International Women’s Day

Today (8th March) is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. We spoke to Professor Victoria Sanz-Moreno, a Group Leader in our Centre for Cancer & Inflammation, about her career as a cancer researcher.

Dr Manchanda becomes NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellow for Population-based Genetic Testing

Posted in General News, Grants & Awards Published by Bethan Warman 05 March 2019

Dr Manchanda becomes NHS Innovation Accelerator Fellow for Population-based Genetic Testing

Dr Ranjit Manchanda was announced today as one of 13 Fellows to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA), which supports dedicated individuals to scale their high impact, evidence-based innovations across the NHS and wider healthcare system.

Using flies to reveal mechanisms of cancer development- Q&A with Dr Ribeiro

Posted in General News, Interviews, Publications Published by Bethan Warman 27 February 2019

Using flies to reveal mechanisms of cancer development- Q&A with Dr Ribeiro

Dr Paulo Ribeiro is a Senior Lecturer and Group Leader in our Centre for Tumour Biology. We asked him some questions about his most recent publication, which set out to identify new regulators of cancer development using the fruit fly Drosophila as a model organism.

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.

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