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Celebrating a New Milestone at the PCRF Tissue Bank

29th September 2022

Recently, the PCRF Tissue Bank registered its 1,000th tissue donor, reaching a new milestone. We spoke with Amina Saad, who is responsible for over 660 donor registrations, including the Tissue Bank’s 1,000th registration, about her role as a Tissue Collection Officer within the Tissue Bank team.

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Study identifies how cancer-causing gene regulates genetic variation in prostate cancer

27th September 2022

Researchers from Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary University of London, the Italian Institute for Genomic Medicine, and the University of Milan have identified a novel role for a cancer-causing gene in controlling an important genetic process that underpins genetic variation in prostate cancer.

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Understanding the role of cancer’s circular genome in tumour evolution

23rd September 2022

New research, co-led by Dr Benjamin Werner from Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary University of London, indicates that the circular DNA structures present in around a third of cancers lead to extensive genetic diversity within tumours, giving them the ability to adapt rapidly to environmental stress and resist targeted cancer treatment.

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Her Majesty The Queen, Elizabeth II: 1926-2022

9th September 2022

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Her Majesty The Queen. We extend our deepest sympathies to The Royal Family at this very difficult time.

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PCRF’s national pancreas tissue bank extends access to precious pancreas samples

26th August 2022

The world’s first national pancreas tissue bank has recently opened its stores to UK-based researchers to access high-quality pancreas samples that will facilitate vital research into improving the diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.

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Celebrating 10 years of the Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank

19th August 2022

This summer, the Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank is celebrating 10 years of enabling vital breast cancer research. Since opening in 2012, the Tissue Bank has provided researchers across the globe with access to high-quality breast tissue, breast cells and blood samples from breast cancer patients, driving advances in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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