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Broadening cancer gene testing

21st July 2020

Screening entire populations for breast and ovarian cancer gene mutations could prevent millions more cancer cases across the world compared to current clinical practice, according to an international study led by Queen Mary University of London.

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Unravelling the circuitry that controls cancer growth and spread

23rd June 2020

Research reveals novel insights into the molecular circuitry controlling cancer cell growth and spread. The findings highlight new pathways involved in these key processes of cancer progression that may represent targets for therapies.

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Blood vessel protein has protective role in cancer

4th June 2020

A study has identified a novel mechanism that controls tumour growth, involving a particular protein expressed by specialised cells within tumour blood vessels.

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Covid-19 and blood cancer

3rd June 2020

One of the first studies to investigate the outcome of Covid-19 infection in patients with blood cancer has been conducted by clinical researchers from Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London, and Barts Health NHS Trust.

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Pericytes and control of cancer growth

29th May 2020

New study reveals novel insights into the role of blood vessels within the tumour microenvironment in the regulation of cancer growth. Understanding this relationship better may provide new avenues that can be explored for cancer therapies.

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Immunotherapy for advanced bladder cancer

29th May 2020

An immunotherapy drug called ‘avelumab’ has been shown to significantly improve survival in patients with the most common type of bladder cancer, according to results from a phase III clinical trial led by Professor Tom Powles.

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