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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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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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BRCA testing for higher risk group

13th September 2019

Researchers are calling for population-wide BRCA testing in the Jewish community after finding it to be more effective than current approaches, cost effective and to have a high satisfaction rate with those undergoing testing.

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Antibody therapy in pancreatic cancer

31st July 2019

Scientists have found a way to target and knock out a single protein that they have discovered is widely involved in pancreatic cancer cell growth, survival and invasion. Called avb6, the protein is present on the surface of more than 80 per cent of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma – the most common form of pancreatic cancer – and is vital to increase the successful growth and spread of the tumour cells.

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AR alterations in prostate cancer

16th May 2019

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.

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Eliminating cancer stem cells

25th April 2019

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.

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