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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...

BCI Fundraising for Nepalese Community

Posted in General News, Charity Published by Zoe Leech 04 June 2015

BCI Fundraising for Nepalese Community

Dr Sally Dreger has been in contact with a Nepalese community for a few years, and following the recent earthquakes, organised a bake sale that raised £721 - this will go directly to the Juving 6 village to help them during the recovery.

Read on to find out how you can help...

Professor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke now a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Posted in General News, Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 13 May 2015

Professor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke now a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke has been elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

She is one of 48 researchers from across the UK to have been recognised for their contribution to the advancement of medical science by the Academy this year...

New Bridge to the Future scheme launched thanks to fundraisers for BCI

Posted in Charity, Grants & Awards, Interviews Published by Zoe Leech 01 May 2015

New Bridge to the Future scheme launched thanks to fundraisers for BCI

Thanks to all our supporters' efforts, we have launched the brand new Bridge to the Future scheme to support our Early Career Researchers who are taking the next steps to becoming independent cancer researchers and leaders in their field.

The first recipient of this new award is Dr Eleni Kotsiou in our Centre for Haemato-Oncology...

QMUL's School of Medicine awarded Silver Athena SWAN

Posted in General News, Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 28 April 2015

QMUL's School of Medicine awarded Silver Athena SWAN

QMUL's School of Medicine & Dentistry has received a silver level award in the latest round of the Athena SWAN Charter awards.

The awards recognise commitment to advancing women's careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEM) in higher education and research...

Specialty Research Medal in Haematology 2014

Posted in Engagement, Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 17 April 2015

Specialty Research Medal in Haematology 2014

Dr Jessica Okosun has received the Specialty Research Medal in Haematology from the Royal College of Pathologists, awarded for recently-published outstanding research work contributing understanding to the field.

The Medal was presented by the President of the Royal College of Pathologists, Dr Suzy Lishman, on Thursday 26 March at the Awards Ceremony, held at Trinity House in London...

Bennett Fellowship: hunting hidden leukaemia cells

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

Bennett Fellowship: hunting hidden leukaemia cells

Dr Bela Wrench in our Centre for Haemato-Oncology has been awarded a Senior Clinical Researcher Bennett Fellowship by Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research.

She aims to tackle the problem of resistance in adult ALL due to tumour cell dormancy allowing cancer cells to escape treatment...

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