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In conversation with Professor Marco Gerlinger

20th May 2022

This International Clinical Trials Day, we spoke with Professor Marco Gerlinger. Professor Gerlinger and his team’s laboratory research focuses on understanding and overcoming drug resistance in bowel and gastro-oesophageal cancers, and identifying new and more effective ways to treat these cancers using immunotherapies and combination therapies.

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£3.1 million for PROTECT trial

6th May 2022

Yorkshire Cancer Research has announced a £3.1 million grant for research led by Ranjit Manchanda to investigate the risks, benefits, and feasibility of introducing population-based genetic testing for ‘all’ women to find out if they are at high risk of cancer. Thousands of women living in Yorkshire and other parts of the UK will be offered tests as part of the PROTECT (Population based germline testing for early detection and cancer prevention) clinical trial.

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Immunotherapy significantly reduces recurrence in aggressive breast cancer

10th February 2022

An immunotherapy drug called ‘pembrolizumab’ has been shown to significantly reduce disease recurrence in patients with the most aggressive type of breast cancer, according to results from a phase III clinical trial led by Professor Peter Schmid from Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS Trust.

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Our Pancreatic Cancer Research: From BCI Bench to Bedside

18th November 2021

Pancreatic cancer is a core area of research focus at the Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London, with a major aim being direct translation of laboratory research into clinical trials with the hope of improving outcomes for patients. Find out more this World Pancreatic Cancer Day.

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London Pancreas Workshop 2020

30th September 2020

On 11th September 2020, Professors Hemant Kocher and Nick Lemoine hosted the eighth London Pancreas Workshop (LPW) – a forum for state-of-the-art clinical and basic research in pancreatic cancer. In a first for the biennial event, this year’s LPW took place online with pre-recorded speaker presentations and live, interactive Q&A sessions.

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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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