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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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Blood Cancer Awareness Month 2019

1st September 2019

Today marks the start of Blood Cancer Awareness Month. Our researchers are committed to work to understand the biology of blood cancer and harness this knowledge to identify new treatment strategies to help those affected.

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Introducing Dr Barrie Peck

14th August 2019

Introducing new Group Leader, Dr Barrie Peck We are pleased to welcome Dr Barrie Peck to the CRUK Barts Centre as a new Group Leader. We recently spoke with Barrie to find out more about him, his research and the work he will be doing on cancer metabolism. Barrie undertook a degree in Molecular Biology […]

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Understanding familial leukaemia

8th August 2019

In 2014, the charity Bloodwise awarded a 5-year programme grant to a team from Queen Mary University of London to support research to better understand the nature of the faulty genes responsible for an inherited/familial predisposition to MDS/AML.

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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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