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Improving bowel cancer prevention and treatment: new CR-UK grant

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 16 July 2015

Improving bowel cancer prevention and treatment: new CR-UK grant

Dr Trevor Graham in our Centre for Tumour Biology will receive a Career Development Award of approximately £1m from Cancer Research UK to study the evolution of human colorectal cancer.

This long-term project aims to help us understand how bowel cancer develops, so that it can be prevented...

Unmasking leukaemia cells: PD-L1 blockade to control blood cancer

Posted in Publications Published by Zoe Leech 14 July 2015

Unmasking leukaemia cells: PD-L1 blockade to control blood cancer

Two new papers from our Centre for Haemato-Oncology in the journal Blood show that boosting the immune system could help control Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL).

The studies focus on two proteins called “Programmed Death Ligand 1” (PD-L1) and Programmed Death 1” (PD-1), found on the surface of tumour and immune cells respectively...

British 10k London Run BCI Charity Challenge 2015

Posted in Charity, Events Published by Kaye Yeung 12 July 2015

British 10k London Run BCI Charity Challenge 2015

On the morning of Sunday 12th July our runners, eagerly supported by BCI volunteers, took to the closed off streets of Central London to take part in the British 10k London Run.

Congratulations to all our runners who all made it round the course with smiles on faces! 

Targeting blood vessels to sensitise tumours to therapy - new funding

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 07 July 2015

Targeting blood vessels to sensitise tumours to therapy - new funding

Professor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke has been awarded a new £2.3 million grant from Cancer Research UK to investigate the role of tumour blood vessels in how solid cancer responds to treatment.

This follows the group's recent publication exploring vascular promotion therapy as a potential combination cancer therapy...

Postgraduate Day 2015

Posted in Engagement, Events Published by Zoe Leech 02 July 2015

Postgraduate Day 2015

This year our annual Postgraduate Day was held on 16th June.

The event is a showcase of the work our postgraduate students are doing at BCI, which also aims to gives students practice for national and international meetings, as well as encouraging them to reexamine their research plans...

 

BCI PhD student takes the TEDx stage to talk cancer evolution

Posted in Engagement Published by Zoe Leech 01 July 2015

BCI PhD student takes the TEDx stage to talk cancer evolution

Our PhD student William Cross from Dr Trevor Graham's Evolution in Cancer Laboratory gave a talk at the TEDxGoodenoughCollege event in May. 

Entitled "How Cancer Evolves Over Time", you can now watch it in full online...

Making anti-cancer viruses safer for ovarian cancer patients

Posted in Publications Published by Zoe Leech 24 June 2015

Making anti-cancer viruses safer for ovarian cancer patients

Dr Michelle Lockley's group has published a new study in Cancer Research showing exciting progress in the use of viruses to treat ovarian cancer.

They've found a way to potentially reduce inflammation by targeting an integrin on macrophage cells, which oncolytic viruses can bind to...

BCI at the 2015 European Haematology Association Meeting

Posted in Conferences, BCI on the Road Published by Zoe Leech 19 June 2015

BCI at the 2015 European Haematology Association Meeting

Several of our researchers from the Centre for Haemato-Oncology attended the European Haematology Association’s annual meeting in Vienna last week, keeping up a record of attendance and high quality presentations.

Prof John Gribben has also joined the EHA Governing Board...

Understanding cancer’s “social network”: kinase signalling

Posted in Publications Published by Zoe Leech 17 June 2015

Understanding cancer’s “social network”: kinase signalling

Dr Pedro Cutillas’ group in the Centre for Haemato-Oncology has published a new study in PNAS on the complexity of cell signalling.

Using a technique called mass spectrometry, the group used studied how proteins talk to one another in networks, and how this changed when cells were treated with targeted therapies...

The Breast Cancer Campaign Tissue Bank: Bioinformatics Portal

Posted in Publications Published by Zoe Leech 09 June 2015

The Breast Cancer Campaign Tissue Bank: Bioinformatics Portal

BCI's Bioinformatics group has worked with Breast Cancer Campaign and the Tissue Bank project to create a bioinformatics tool that allows researchers to get more from samples and the literature...

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