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Metal analysis of urine for pancreatic cancer detection

28th April 2020

Research has revealed that the signature of metal ions present in urine samples is an accurate indicator of pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, one of the deadliest types of cancer.

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The TME: Key to controlling cancer cell growth

10th March 2020

The tumour microenvironment: Key to controlling cancer cell growth Research led by Barts Cancer Institute (BCI), Queen Mary University of London, reveals novel insights into the role of the tumour microenvironment (TME) in the regulation of cancer growth. Gaining a more comprehensive understanding of the communication between cancer cells and their TME, and how these […]

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Foot-and-mouth-disease virus could help target pancreatic cancer

12th February 2020

Researchers at Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London, have identified a peptide, or protein fragment, taken from the foot-and-mouth-disease virus that targets another protein, called avβ6 (alpha-v-beta-6). This protein is found at high levels on the surface of the majority of pancreatic cancer cells.

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First steps towards a vaccine for pancreatic cancer

26th November 2019

Researchers from Barts Cancer Institute and Zhengzhou University have developed a personalised vaccine system that could ultimately delay the onset of pancreatic cancer. The study reports the team’s work with a pre-clinical model using mice, and provides strong proof-of-concept for the creation of a vaccine for cancer prevention in individuals at high risk of developing this disease.

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World Pancreatic Cancer Day 2019

21st November 2019

This World Pancreatic Cancer Day, hear from some of our researchers about what they are working on to help combat this devastating cancer type.

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Breaking down the barrier

22nd October 2019

The Medical Research Council has awarded Dr Godinho a £600,000 project grant to fund vital research on pancreatic cancer, that will investigate ways to tackle the impenetrable barrier that surrounds pancreatic tumours, in the hope of identifying targets for therapeutic intervention.

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