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Clinical study to investigate new personalised treatment for ovarian cancer

14th March 2022

Dr Michelle Lockley from Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary University of London has received funding from Barts Charity and the Anticancer Fund to investigate a new personalised treatment approach for ovarian cancer that has returned after previous chemotherapy.

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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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Investigating new strategies to target lung cancer

6th December 2021

Recent research from Barts Cancer Institute (BCI) at Queen Mary University of London has identified a novel therapeutic strategy to target lung cancer tumours that lack the gene LIMD1. We spoke with Professor Tyson V Sharp from BCI’s Centre for Cancer Cell & Molecular Biology, who led the study with Dr Sarah Martin, to find out more about the research and the significance of the findings.

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Blood test predicts chemotherapy resistance in prostate cancer

11th November 2021

Research conducted at Barts Cancer Institute (BCI), Queen Mary University of London, indicates that regular blood tests before and during chemotherapy for prostate cancer can detect whether or not a patient is resistant or developing resistance to treatment with a drug called docetaxel. Ms Caitlin Davies, a PhD student at BCI, presented the findings from her PhD research at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Festival, which is taking place from 8-12th November 2021.

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AI algorithm identifies most effective drugs for liver cancer

1st November 2021

Researchers from Barts Cancer Institute at Queen Mary University of London and King’s College Hospital have shown that a new computer-based algorithm can rank drugs used to treat primary liver cancer, based on their efficacy in reducing cancer cell growth.

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Immune cells assemble – boosting the effects of chemotherapy in pancreatic cancer

9th July 2021

A new study from Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London, has demonstrated that immune cells can be stimulated to assemble into special structures within pancreatic cancer such that, at least in a pre-clinical model, researchers can demonstrate an improvement in the efficacy of chemotherapy.

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