Paper of the Month

We like to recognise the huge amounts of work and creativity that go into carrying out and publishing great cancer research.
One way we do this is through our Paper of the Month award, which is decided by the CRUK Barts Centre Executive Board.
Take a look at our winning papers below:


Paper of the Month Certificate Kebs

June 2019

Tumor angiogenesis is differentially regulated by phosphorylation of endothelial cell focal adhesion kinase tyrosines-397 and -861
Winner: Ana-Rita Pedrosa and Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke

Ana-Rita Pedrosa, Natalia Bodrug, Jesus Gomez-Escudero, Edward P Carter, Louise E. Reynolds, Paraskevi Natalia Georgiou, Isabelle Fernandez, Delphine M. Lees, Vassiliki Kostourou, Annika N. Alexopoulou, Silvia Batista, Bernardo Tavora, Bryan Serrels, Maddy Parsons, Thomas Iskratsch and Kairbaan M Hodivala-Dilke.

Cancer Research. June 12, 2019 doi: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-18-3934

Paper of the Month archive

Targeting the RNA m6A Reader YTHDF2 Selectively Compromises Cancer Stem Cells in Acute Myeloid Leukaemia

Winner: Kamil Kranc

Cell Stem Cell. 2019 Jul 3;25(1):137-148.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.stem.2019.03.021. Epub 2019 Apr 25.

Pembrolizumab plus Axitinib versus Sunitinib for Advanced Renal-Cell Carcinoma.

Winner: Tom Powles

N Engl J Med (2019) Mar 21;380(12):1116-1127. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1816714. Epub 2019 Feb 16.

A Phase I study of pegylated arginine deiminase (pegargiminase), cisplatin and pemetrexed in argininosuccinate synthetase 1-deficient recurrent high-grade glioma

Winner: Peter W. Szlosarek

Clin Cancer Res (2019) Feb 22. pii: clincanres.3729.2018. doi: 10.1158/1078-0432.CCR-18-3729. [Epub ahead of print]

Regional Activation of Myosin II in Cancer Cells Drives Tumor Progression via a Secretory Cross-Talk with the Immune Microenvironment

Winner: Victoria Sanz-Moreno

Cell (2019), 176, 1–18 (article online ahead of press)

Inter- and intra-tumoral heterogeneity in cancer-associated fibroblasts of human pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

Winner: Cindy Neuzillet & Hemant M. Kocher

J Pathol (2018) Dec 21. doi: 10.1002/path.5224. [Epub ahead of print]

Oxidative Stress in Cells with Extra Centrosomes Drives Non-Cell-Autonomous Invasion

Winner: Theresa Arnandis & Susana Godinho

Dev Cell (2018) Nov 19;47(4):409-424.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.devcel.2018.10.026.

Prp8 regulates oncogene-induced hyperplastic growth in Drosophila

Winner: Cecilia H. Fernández-Espartero & Paulo S. Ribeiro

Development (2018) Oct 17. pii: dev.162156. doi: 10.1242/dev.162156. [Epub ahead of print]

Atezolizumab and Nab-Paclitaxel in Advanced Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Winner: Peter Schmid

N Engl J Med (2018) Oct 20. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1809615. [Epub ahead of print]

Long-term Clinical Outcomes and Biomarker Analyses of Atezolizumab Therapy for Patients With Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: A Phase 1 Study

Winner: Peter Schmid

JAMA Oncol (2018) Sep 13. doi: 10.1001/jamaoncol.2018.4224. [Epub ahead of print]

The evolutionary landscape of colorectal tumorigenesis

Winner: Will Cross & Trevor Graham

Nat Ecol Evol (2018) Aug 31. doi: 10.1038/s41559-018-0642-z. [Epub ahead of print]