Engagement

BCI Engagement activities involving our researchers and staff, on or off-site

VOICE 2018: From bedside to bench

Posted in General News, Engagement Published by Bethan Warman 12 September 2018

VOICE 2018: From bedside to bench

Last week, BCI held the 2018 VOICE (Vision On Information, Confidence & Engagement) course- a study week that aims to take patient advocates from bedside to bench by providing an introduction to basic cancer biology, research terminology and study design. This unique course was developed by Independent Cancer Patients’ Voice (ICPV)- a patient advocate group led by patients for patients- to empower patient advocates and increase their confidence to get involved in the cancer conversation.

CRUK Gibraltar Committee visit the BCI

Posted in General News, Engagement Published by Bethan Warman 18 July 2018

CRUK Gibraltar Committee visit the BCI

We were recently visited by two members of the CRUK Gibraltar Committee, Giovi and Deborah, who came to the BCI for a laboratory tour with Dr Ana Rio-Machin, a postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Haemato-Oncology. Ana’s research focuses on leukaemia, a type of blood cancer in which patients present an abnormal growth of white blood cells.

Following an introduction to the work that is conducted here to help better understand and treat leukaemia, provided by Ana’s supervisor, Prof Jude Fitzgibbon, Giovi and Deborah visited the laboratories to see where this research takes place.

Seema Jaswal visits the BCI

Posted in General News, Engagement Published by Bethan Warman 15 March 2018

Celebrating International Women's Day

Seema Jaswal visits the BCI

Last Thursday was International Women’s Day- a day that celebrates the social, political, cultural and economic achievements of women from all over the world. Recently, an inspirational woman, Seema Jaswal- a television and radio presenter- visited us here at the Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) to meet some of our researchers and find out more about the cutting edge research that goes on here.

Seema’s TV career began at Sky Sports where she worked as a Runner before receiving her first presenting job on CBBC Sports Round. Seema’s successful career has since seen her host a variety of events, including the Indian Super League, India’s FIFA U17 World Cup and the Premier League. Last year, Seema was named as one of We Are The City’s Inspirational Women.

World Cancer Day 2018- unite in the fight against cancer

Posted in General News, Engagement Published by Bethan Warman 02 February 2018

World Cancer Day 2018- unite in the fight against cancer

This Sunday, 4th February, is World Cancer Day and marks a day for us all to unite against cancer in a bid to beat this disease sooner.

There are over 200 types of cancer, and the money raised by fundraisers on behalf of several charities allows for researchers to identify and develop new diagnostic tools and treatments to fight cancer. Thanks to the efforts of the public and the charities, money raised for cancer research has helped double some cancer survival rates in the last 40 years. Cancer Research UK (CRUK) has been fundraising with Unity Bands for this event to raise money for ground-breaking cancer research. Cancer affects us all and each of us can play a part in the fight against cancer- it’s not too late to get involved, buy your Unity Band today!

Hugh Brasher and Pancreatic Cancer UK Visit the BCI

Posted in General News, Engagement Published by Reza Roozitalab 10 November 2017

November is Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month #PCAM

Hugh Brasher and Pancreatic Cancer UK Visit the BCI

Hugh Brasher and members of the team from Pancreatic Cancer UK visited the BCI to learn about the latest research and what is being done to beat pancreatic cancer sooner.

2017 Barry Reed PhD Studentships

Posted in General News, BCI Spotlight Articles, Engagement Published by Reza Roozitalab 11 October 2017

4 new students awarded Barry Reed PhD studentships for 2017

2017 Barry Reed PhD Studentships

Thanks to the fundraising efforts of Norah Reed, once again, we are delighted to welcome a second cohort of Barry Reed PhD students to BCI. The 4 new exciting projects...

World Cancer Research Day at BCI - 24 September 2017

Posted in General News, Engagement Published by Reza Roozitalab 24 September 2017

A Future Without Cancer

Get involved with World Cancer Research Day!

Researchers at BCI come together for World Cancer Research Day 2017 - an annual inititative highlighting the importance of research in the fight against cancer.

Find out how you can be involved...

STARS 2017-Another successful year

Posted in Engagement Published by Zoe Leech 23 August 2017

In July, our Science Training for Aspiring Research Scientists (STARS) programme saw 23 young people spend a week at the Barts Cancer Institute.

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!

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