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Results from the Phase I STARPAC trial

24th September 2020

A treatment combination involving the addition of a form of vitamin A to the current standard treatment regimen for pancreatic cancer is safe for patients, according to an early phase clinical trial led by Professor Hemant Kocher from Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London.

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Congratulations to Vinaya Srirangam Nadhamuni

22nd September 2020

BCI PhD student wins People’s Choice Award at thesis competition national final Congratulations to Vinaya Srirangam Nadhamuni, Clinical Research Fellow at Barts Cancer Institute (BCI), Queen Mary University of London, who won the People’s Choice Award at the national final of the 2020 Vitae Three Minute Thesis® (3MT®) competition. The final took place on Wednesday […]

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Immunotherapy for advanced bladder cancer

18th September 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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Investigating new treatment options for mesothelioma

16th September 2020

Results from a phase I clinical trial led by Professor Peter Szlosarek were recently published in JTO Clinical and Research Reports. The trial was investigating the safety and efficacy of a new drug combination for the treatment of mesothelioma. We spoke to Professor Szlosarek to find out more about the trial, and how the drug combination may be able to help patients with mesothelioma.

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Prof John Gribben in BBC’s The Diagnosis Detectives

15th September 2020

Professor John Gribben, Lead for the Centre for Haemato-Oncology at Barts Cancer Institute and Consultant Haematologist at Barts Health NHS Trust, is part of a new BBC Two series called The Diagnosis Detectives. Professor Gribben is one of a panel of 12 of the UK’s leading medical experts who have been assembled to diagnose patients with life-changing symptoms that have puzzled other doctors and remained undiagnosed.

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Immune ‘cloaking’ in cancer cells

14th September 2020

Researchers have created a mathematical model that can determine the impact of the immune system on tumour evolution. The information gained from using this model may be able to be used to predict whether immunotherapy is likely to be effective for a patient’s cancer, helping to guide treatment decisions.

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