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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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New research funded by PCRF

19th July 2019

The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund is supporting two new research projects at the Barts Cancer Institute, Queen Mary University of London. The projects, led by Professor Hemant Kocher and Dr Gunnel Halldén, will aim to identify ways to enhance the efficacy of treatments for pancreatic cancer, to ultimately help those affected by this devastating disease.

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Cervical Screening Awareness Week

12th June 2019

This week (10-16th June) is Cervical Screening Awareness Week, an initiative started by Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust, which aims to raise awareness of the importance of cervical screening. In the UK, approximately 3,200 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer annually, making it the 14th most common cancer in women. Cervical screening, otherwise known as a smear test, can help to prevent cervical cancer, which claims 870 lives per year.

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HPV and cervical screening

12th April 2019

The American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology (ASCCP) has awarded their prize for the Best Overall Scientific Abstract 2019 to Professor Jack Cuzick, Director, Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine and Head, Centre for Cancer Prevention, and his co-authors.

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London leads the way in advanced prostate cancer research

25th January 2019

Dr Gunnel Halldén is leading a new pioneering study funded by Prostate Cancer UK, as part of the charity’s Research Innovation Awards scheme.

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