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AR alterations in prostate cancer

16th May 2019

Recent findings from a study published in JAMA Oncology have identified genetic markers within blood samples which may indicate whether patients with prostate cancer will respond to hormonal therapies. The study may represent an important step forward for the development of more personalised treatments for advanced prostate cancer.

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NHS Innovation Accelerator

5th March 2019

Dr Ranjit Manchanda from Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London, and Consultant Gynaecological Oncologist at Barts Health NHS Trust, was announced today as one of 13 Fellows to join the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA), which supports dedicated individuals to scale their high impact, evidence-based innovations across the NHS and wider healthcare system. Dr Manchanda’s innovation is a […]

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Flying in the face of cancer

27th February 2019

Using flies to reveal mechanisms of cancer development- Q&A with Dr Ribeiro Dr Paulo Ribeiro and his team. From left to right: Paulo Ribeiro, Lauren Dawson, Alberto Rizzo and Damien Goutte-Gattat. Dr Paulo Ribeiro is a Senior Lecturer and Group Leader in our Centre for Tumour Biology. His research group focuses on uncovering the molecular mechanisms […]

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Genomics project reaches goal of 100,000 genomes sequenced from NHS patients

6th December 2018

UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced yesterday that a project involving Queen Mary researchers has reached its goal of sequencing 100,000 whole genomes from NHS patients.

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Accelerator Award to improve early detection and intervention of blood cancers

9th October 2018

BCI researchers are lead members of an international team to be funded by an Accelerator Award, which will bring together scientists from the UK, Spain and Italy in a bid to improve early detection and intervention of blood cancers.

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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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