Articles by Bethan Warman

Student receives nationally recognised certificate

26th October 2020

Congratulations to Ryan McWilliams who has been awarded the Laparoscopic Passport (LapPass) – a certificate of proficiency in surgical skills that is recognised nationwide. Ryan is the first intercalating MBBS student undertaking the MSc Laparoscopic Surgery and Surgical Skills programme at Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London, to get a LapPass in the UK.

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Aggressive melanoma cells at edge of tumours are key to cancer spread

20th October 2020

Research led by Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London, has revealed novel insights into the mechanisms employed by melanoma cells to form tumours at secondary sites around the body. The findings from the study may help to identify new targets to inhibit melanoma spread and guide treatment decisions in the clinic.

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Novel insights into graft-versus-host disease

13th October 2020

Research led by Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London, has identified a subset of immune cells involved in site-specific tissue damage in cancer patients who have developed harmful graft-versus-host disease after stem cell transplantation. The insights gained from the study may help to define new targets for more selective approaches to prevent or treat this condition in patients who have received a stem cell transplant.

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Going virtual for BCI PhD Day 2020

7th October 2020

On 23rd September 2020, Barts Cancer Institute held their annual PhD Day, which is a celebration of the work of our postgraduate research students and an opportunity for them to showcase their research to fellow students and academics. Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this year’s PhD Day took place online via Zoom, and 130 staff and students tuned in to watch the live presentations by our students.

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London Pancreas Workshop 2020

30th September 2020

On 11th September 2020, Professors Hemant Kocher and Nick Lemoine hosted the eighth London Pancreas Workshop (LPW) – a forum for state-of-the-art clinical and basic research in pancreatic cancer. In a first for the biennial event, this year’s LPW took place online with pre-recorded speaker presentations and live, interactive Q&A sessions.

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Research explainer with Dr Gabriella Ficz

28th September 2020

We spoke with Dr Gabriela Ficz to find out about her recent publication in Nature Communications. The study set out to determine how embryonic stem cells can acquire features that are found in cancer cells.

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