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Lymphomas: Perspectives from bench and bedside

15th October 2019

We recently spoke with Dr Jessica Okosun about her work as a clinical researcher working on lymphoma. Find out about her motivations for becoming a clinical researcher and her work on blood cancers.

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Director named in Progress 1000

7th October 2019

Director of the Barts Cancer Institute and Cancer Research UK Barts Centre, Professor Nick Lemoine, was named in the 2019 Evening Standard Progress 1000 List, which recognises the most influential people in the capital.

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Call for genetic screening for all breast cancer patients

3rd October 2019

A lifetime model evaluating the financial, health and social impact of multigene testing at diagnosis for all breast cancer patients was found to save lives and be extremely cost-effective for both UK and US health systems.

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KEYNOTE-522: Immune therapy for breast cancer

30th September 2019

Results of an interim analysis from the KEYNOTE-522 trial have shown a treatment combination of immunotherapy plus chemotherapy to improve response rates in patients with early triple-negative breast cancer. Prof Peter Schmid presented the results at the ESMO Congress 2019 in Barcelona, Spain.

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Urine test for pancreatic cancer starts clinical study

25th September 2019

A urine test that can detect early stage pancreatic cancer has reached the final stage of validation before being developed for use with patients. If successful, this non-invasive urine test would be the first in the world to help clinicians detect the highly lethal cancer at an early stage – enabling many more people to have surgery to remove their tumour, which is currently the only potentially curative treatment.

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Blood test for prostate cancer

17th September 2019

A new and simple blood test has been found to efficiently and accurately detect the presence of aggressive prostate cancer, in a study led by BCI’s Professor Yong-Jie Lu.

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