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International Women’s Day

8th March 2019

Today (8th March) is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. We spoke to Professor Victoria Sanz-Moreno, a Group Leader in our Centre for Cancer & Inflammation, about her career as a cancer researcher.

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NHS Innovation Accelerator

5th March 2019

Dr Ranjit Manchanda from Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London, and Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist at Barts Health NHS Trust, was announced today as one of 13 Fellows to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA), which supports dedicated individuals to scale their high impact, evidence-based innovations across the NHS and wider healthcare system. Dr Manchanda’s innovation is a […]

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Flying in the face of cancer

27th February 2019

Using flies to reveal mechanisms of cancer development- Q&A with Dr Ribeiro Dr Paulo Ribeiro and his team. From left to right: Paulo Ribeiro, Lauren Dawson, Alberto Rizzo and Damien Goutte-Gattat. Dr Paulo Ribeiro is a Senior Lecturer and Group Leader in our Centre for Tumour Biology. His research group focuses on uncovering the molecular mechanisms […]

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BCI scientist visits politicians in Westminster

20th February 2019

Dr John Riches from our Centre for Haemato-Oncology swapped a lab coat for legislation when he visited Zoë Grunewald (Second Clerk – Commons Science and Technology Committee) at the House of Commons for a week in Westminster. The week (26-30th November 2018) was part of a unique pairing scheme run by the Royal Society.

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Treatment for advanced kidney cancer

13th February 2019

A combination therapy has shown powerful anticancer responses in patients with a type of advanced kidney cancer in a new international phase III clinical trial (KEYNOTE-426). Treatment with the combination therapy resulted in significant increases in overall survival when compared with the current standard of care, and the findings will help to provide a vital new treatment option for patients with this disease.

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Tackling tumour scar tissue could be key to treating pancreatic cancer

11th February 2019

The first study in the world to take a detailed look at scar tissue in human pancreatic cancer has revealed a range of different scar tissue types that could help clinicians predict which patients will respond best to particular treatments.

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