Articles tagged with: Immunology

Dr Peter Szlosarek at the 18th IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer

Posted in Conferences, BCI on the Road Published by Reza Roozitalab 17 October 2017

ADI-PEG20 with Immune Checkpoint Blockade for Malignant Mesothelioma

Dr Peter Szlosarek at the 18th IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer

Tomorrow, Wednesday 18th October, Dr Peter Szlosarek will present "Pegylated Arginine Deiminase Potentiates PD-1/PDL-1 Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Malignant Mesothelioma" at the 18th IASCLC World Conference on Lung Cancer, Yokohama, Japan...

New Group Leaders at BCI

Posted in General News Published by Reza Roozitalab 16 October 2017

New and familiar faces at Barts Cancer Institute

New Group Leaders at BCI

Congratulations to academic staff members Dr Jessica Okosun & Kevin Rouault-Pierre from our Centre for Haematology Oncology and Dr Oliver Pearce from the Centre for Cancer & Inflammation! 

Find out more about the research that our new group leaders will carry out...

Prof. John Gribben awarded Binet-Rai Medal for outstanding contribution to CLL research

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 01 June 2017

Prof. John Gribben awarded Binet-Rai Medal for outstanding contribution to CLL research

Congratulations to Professor John Gribben, who was recently awarded with the prestigious Binet-Rai Medal for his outstanding contribution to Chronic Lymphocytic Leukaemia (CLL) research.

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!

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...

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...

FDA approves new bladder cancer treatment following BCI-led clinical trial

Posted in General News Published by Zoe Leech 20 May 2016

Tecentriq is the first PD-L1 inhibitor approved by the FDA

FDA approves new bladder cancer treatment following BCI-led clinical trial

Following a groundbreaking trial of a new bladder cancer treatment published in Nature in late 2014 and led by the BCI, the US Food and Drug Administration has now approved the immunotherapy for patients with advanced disease.

This is the first treatment advance for this cancer type in 3 decades and, now it has received first approval, should help many patients for whom existing treatments have not proved effective. European approval will hopefully follow.

Centre for Experimental Cancer Medicine Symposium

Posted in Conferences, Events Published by Zoe Leech 29 October 2015

Centre for Experimental Cancer Medicine Symposium

Recently we held a half-day of talks here at the Institute to highlight the role of our Centre for Experimental Cancer Medicine in setting up and running local, national and international clinical trials.

In memory of Gordon Hamilton Fairley, Barts cancer research Professor

Posted in In the Press Published by Zoe Leech 23 October 2015

Killed 40 years ago today

In memory of Gordon Hamilton Fairley, Barts cancer research Professor

40 years ago today, Professor Gordon Hamilton Fairley was killed by an IRA bomb.

On the anniversary of his death, we celebrate his contributions, and that of so many great cancer researchers who have followed and continue to push the boundaries for patient benefit and for our knowledge of this still-pervasive disease...

Inaugural Greg Wolf Symposium

Posted in Charity, Events, Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 30 September 2015

Inaugural Greg Wolf Symposium

This half-day of talks about blood cancer research honoured the life of Greg Wolf, who was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2002 at the age of 20.

His family set up the Greg Wolf Fund in 2005 in their son’s memory, and over the last decade the organisation has been tirelessly raising funds to support patients and fund blood cancer research...

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