Articles tagged with: Screening

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...

Urine Test for Early Stage Pancreatic Cancer Now Possible After Biomarker Discovery

Posted in In the Press, Publications Published by Delphine Purves 03 August 2015

Urine Test for Early Stage Pancreatic Cancer Now Possible After Biomarker Discovery

A combination of three proteins found at high levels in urine could detect early-stage pancreatic cancer, researchers at the BCI have shown.

The discovery could potentially lead to a non-invasive, inexpensive test to screen people at high risk of developing the disease...

Improving bowel cancer prevention and treatment: new CR-UK grant

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

Improving bowel cancer prevention and treatment: new CR-UK grant

Dr Trevor Graham in our Centre for Tumour Biology will receive a Career Development Award of approximately £1m from Cancer Research UK to study the evolution of human colorectal cancer.

This long-term project aims to help us understand how bowel cancer develops, so that it can be prevented...

New test could prevent oesophageal cancer

Posted in Publications Published by Zoe Leech 23 February 2015

New test could prevent oesophageal cancer

Oesophageal cancers have become more common over the last 50 years and most are diagnosed at advanced stage, when prognosis is dismal. Overall ~85% of patients die within 5 years.

Early diagnosis would make a huge difference and the BEST-2 trial confirms a new screening method using the Cytosponge® could be key to saving lives...

World Cancer Day 2015 - Barts Research supports new strategies

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

World Cancer Day 2015 - Barts Research supports new strategies

It's World Cancer Day: one in two people will develop cancer at some point in their lives, according to the most accurate forecast to date from the Barts CR-UK Centre for Cancer Prevention.

This increase from the previous estimate of 1 in 3 people highlights the need to improve public health and NHS cancer services so they can cope with a growing and ageing population...

Grant for breast cancer chemoprevention blood test

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 30 September 2014

Grant for breast cancer chemoprevention blood test

Professor Louise Jones has been awarded a new grant by Breast Cancer Campain to develop a blood test that could allow us to monitor chemoprevention success in women at risk of the disease...

Our new centre receives a £75k grant to study pancreatic cancer stem cells

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Zoe Leech 16 September 2014

Our new centre receives a £75k grant to study pancreatic cancer stem cells

Pancreatic Cancer UK has today announced that £75,000 of funding has been awarded to our Professor Christopher Heeschen, to lead a pioneering study into the effects of scanning pancreatic cancer stem cells for personalised medicine.

Please join us in welcoming our new Centre for Stem Cells in Cancer and Ageing...

Pinnacle of Success: Prestigious Awards for Cancer Prevention

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Delphine Purves 24 January 2013

Pinnacle of Success: Prestigious Awards for Cancer Prevention

The excellence of the Centre for Cancer Prevention (CCP), one of the 7 centres of the Barts CR-UK Centre, was again recognised when they recently received three prestigious awards for their epidemiological research in cancer and its impact on cancer prevention...

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