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Blood Cancer Awareness Month 2018

28th September 2018

Blood Cancer Awareness Month takes place every September to raise awareness of the challenges faced by those living with blood cancer. In the UK, blood cancer is the fifth most common cancer, with 240,000 people living with the disease and 38,000 people being diagnosed with a type of blood cancer each year.

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World Cancer Research Day 2018

24th September 2018

The 24th September is World Cancer Research Day- a day dedicated to raising awareness of the importance of cancer research. Thanks to a united effort by researchers from around the world, cancer survival rates have doubled in the last 40 years, and 50% of those diagnosed with cancer now survive.

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CRUK Barts Centre key partner in new £14m CRUK City of London Centre

17th September 2018

We are delighted to announce that researchers from the Barts Cancer Research UK Barts Centre will play a leading role in the new Cancer Biotherapeutics Hub launched by CRUK – The ‘CRUK City of London Centre’. The new centre will bring together world-leading cancer researchers from across London – CRUK Barts Centre, UCL, KCL and the Francis Crick Institute.

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Study links widely-used drug azathioprine to skin cancers

14th September 2018

A drug used to treat inflammatory bowel disease and arthritis, and prevent organ rejection in transplant patients, has been identified as an important contributor to skin cancer development in a study by researchers from Queen Mary University of London, including our Barts Cancer Research UK Centre (BCC) Bioinformatics team, the University of Dundee and the Wellcome Sanger Institute.

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VOICE 2018: From bedside to bench

12th September 2018

BCI held the 2018 VOICE (Vision On Information, Confidence & Engagement) course- a study week that aims to take patient advocates from bedside to bench by providing an introduction to basic cancer biology, research terminology and study design.

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‘Chromosomal Catastrophes’ in Colorectal Cancer

5th September 2018

Understanding how cancers develop and change over time is a big challenge. For obvious reasons, scientists can’t simply sit and watch a cancer growing in a person. Members of the Evolution and Cancer Laboratory at the BCI, including lead author Dr William Cross, were part of a collaborative team that set out to identify when particular genetic changes arise during bowel cancer development.

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