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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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World Cancer Day 2019

4th February 2019

Today is World Cancer Day- an initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control that marks a day on which the entire world can unite in the fight against cancer. Find out how we are collaborating with scientists from around the world to accelerate progress in cancer research.

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Immune cells found as accomplices in melanoma spread

31st January 2019

A new study published today in Cell has revealed that aggressive melanoma cells are able to manipulate the immune system to their advantage. As a result, immune cells that are supposed to recognise and destroy cancer cells actually behave differently and support the growth and spread of the tumour.

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London leads the way in advanced prostate cancer research

25th January 2019

Dr Gunnel Halldén is leading a new pioneering study funded by Prostate Cancer UK, as part of the charity’s Research Innovation Awards scheme.

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