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AR alterations and therapy resistance in prostate cancer

Posted in General News, Publications Published by Bethan Warman 16 May 2019

AR alterations and therapy resistance in prostate cancer

Recent findings from a study published in JAMA Oncology have identified genetic markers within blood samples which may indicate whether patients with prostate cancer will respond to hormonal therapies. The study may represent an important step forward for the development of more personalised treatments for advanced prostate cancer.

Sun Awareness Week

Posted in General News Published by Bethan Warman 09 May 2019

Sun Awareness Week

As the summer months approach and the weather gets warmer, it is important to be aware of the risks associated with prolonged exposure to the sun. This week (6th-12th May) is Sun Awareness Week, part of a campaign run by the British Association of Dermatologists, which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of overexposure to the sun and ways to protect your skin against sun damage.

IBD and bowel cancer: Predicting patient risk

Posted in General News, Interviews Published by Bethan Warman 30 April 2019

Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

IBD and bowel cancer: Predicting patient risk

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month. We recently spoke with Dr Kit Curtius about her work which focuses on understanding how normal tissues evolve to become cancerous, with a particular interest in gastrointestinal pre-malignancies such as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

Eliminating cancer stem cells: Scientists discover a novel drug target for aggressive blood cancer

Posted in General News, Publications Published by Bethan Warman 25 April 2019

Eliminating cancer stem cells: Scientists discover a novel drug target for aggressive blood cancer

Research published today in Cell Stem Cell has discovered a protein which drives an aggressive form of blood cancer, acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). Inactivation of this protein selectively compromises leukaemic cells while promoting normal blood cell functions.

Professor Jack Cuzick wins ASCCP2019 Abstract Award

Posted in General News, Grants & Awards Published by Bethan Warman 12 April 2019

Professor Jack Cuzick wins ASCCP2019 Abstract Award

The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) has awarded their prize for the Best Overall Scientific Abstract 2019 to Professor Jack Cuzick, Director, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine and Head, Centre for Cancer Prevention, and his co-authors.

Phase I clinical trial finds combination therapy to be well-tolerated in patients with high-grade gliomas

Posted in General News, Publications Published by Bethan Warman 29 March 2019

Phase I clinical trial finds combination therapy to be well-tolerated in patients with high-grade gliomas

A phase I clinical trial that set out to assess the safety of a new combination therapy for a type of aggressive brain tumour has found the treatment to be well tolerated in patients. The trial used a treatment combination of ADI-PEG20, pemetrexed and cisplatin, which showed encouraging efficacy in patients with recurrent high-grade gliomas (HGGs), a disease for which little progress has been made over the last few decades.

Resistance in Ovarian Cancer

Posted in General News Published by Bethan Warman 13 March 2019

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Resistance in Ovarian Cancer

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.

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