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BCI at the 2016 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

Posted in Charity, Events Published by 01 August 2016

Huge congratulations to all of our riders for making it round the course, all in very impressive time! Many thanks, too, to those who gave time on the day to support our riders from the sidelines...

Tactics to overcome mesothelioma treatment resistance

Posted in Publications Published by Zoe Leech 26 July 2016

Tactics to overcome mesothelioma treatment resistance

Pioneering work in our labs has led to a new "starvation" treatment strategy for mesothelioma, previously almost untreatable due to the difficulty of performing effective surgery and lack of available drugs.

Dr Sarah Martin has published new work on how mesothelioma could get around the attack with a view to preventing resistance and killing the cancer more efficiently...

British 10k London Run BCI Charity Challenge 2016

Posted in Charity, Events Published by 13 July 2016

British 10k London Run BCI Charity Challenge 2016

On 10th July, BCI had five charity runners taking part in the Vitality British 10K Run. The runners relished this rare opportunity to run through the closed streets of London, passing some of the city's most famous landmarks, and raising vital funds for the BCI while they were at it.

A big thank you to all our runners for their fundraising efforts and congratulations on completing the course!

BCI at the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland meeting

Posted in Conferences, BCI on the Road Published by Zoe Leech 08 July 2016

BCI at the Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland meeting

BCI's pathology researchers headed to the 9th Pathological Society of Great Britain and Ireland's pathology meeting in Nottingham last week...

New grant to help predict oesophageal cancer risk

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 04 July 2016

Understanding the evolution of Barrett’s oesophagus

New grant to help predict oesophageal cancer risk

Dr Stuart McDonald will receive a programme foundation award of ~ £1.2 million from Cancer Research UK.

It will allow the group to study how the pre-cancerous condition Barrett’s oesophagus evolves into cancer through investigating genetic and structural changes in the tissue over time.

With this award the team also hopes to find novel biomarkers that can change how we look after patients with Barrett’s oesopahgus...

Improving transplant therapy through "reverse translation" studies

Posted in Charity, Publications Published by Zoe Leech 01 July 2016

Two new publications made possible by the BCI Charity

Improving transplant therapy through

Two papers have been published by Dr Jeff Davies’ group focusing on the role of immunology in bone marrow transplant, a common and effective treatment for many types of blood cancer.

Both papers are examples of taking a clinical problem into the laboratory to find out why it’s happening and how we might go about fixing it. The second won our Paper of the Month competition in April 2016...

Cancer cells "talking to themselves" could be key to cancer spreading

Posted in BCI Spotlight Articles, Images, In the Press, Publications Published by Zoe Leech 23 June 2016

Newly discovered cell signalling platform could enable metastasis

Cancer cells

A key question in cancer research has been how cancer cells are able to survive once they break away from a tumour to spread around the body.

This publication from the Kermorgant lab showing a previously unknown signalling pathway from integrin beta-1 and c-Met could be key to cancer cell survival in metastasis...

BCI Postgraduate Day 2016 - Celebrating Student Achievements

Posted in Engagement, Events Published by Zoe Leech 17 June 2016

BCI Postgraduate Day 2016 - Celebrating Student Achievements

This year our annual Postgraduate Day was held on 14th June.

The event showcases our postgraduate students' work at BCI, also giving them practice for national and international meetings, as well as encouraging them to form their research plans...

 

Chemotherapy before surgery could boost ovarian cancer response to immunotherapy

Posted in In the Press, Publications Published by Zoe Leech 15 June 2016

New study published in Clinical Cancer Research by Prof Balkwill

Chemotherapy before surgery could boost ovarian cancer response to immunotherapy

Professor Fran Balkwill has published a study on ovarian cancer responses to treatment, which could mean hope for patients whose cancer has already spread.

The findings suggest that giving chemotherapy before surgery could improve tumour responses to immunotherapy given afterwards, by making the cancer cells more susceptible to immune attack by the immune system...

QMUL Festival of Communities

Posted in BCI on the Road, Engagement, Events, Images Published by Zoe Leech 09 June 2016

BCI Art Installation

QMUL Festival of Communities

The QMUL Festival of Communitites came to a conclusion on Saturday 4th June with the QMUL Campus Festival at Mile End.

The BCI had an exlusive photographic installation at the festival: "Bringing Cancer Research to Life", which showcased some of our beautiful science imagery...

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