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New "Big Bang" model of cancer growth in human colon

Posted in Publications Published by Zoe Leech 10 February 2015

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Dr Trevor Graham has contributed to a new theory of how cancer grows in the human gut as part of a transatlantic collaboration - the findings were published yesterday in Nature Genetics.

This new "big bang" model of cancer initiation replaces a previous idea of how mutations in colon cells' DNA lead to cancer, and how they affect its growth and spread...

A new strategy to improve cancer treatment: Vascular Promotion Therapy

Posted in BCI Spotlight Articles, Publications Published by Zoe Leech 06 February 2015

A new strategy to improve cancer treatment: Vascular Promotion Therapy

A paper published in Cancer Cell recently from Professor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke‚Äôs laboratory could mark the beginning of a new strategy in cancer treatment.

The new tactics, tested in models of solid lung and pancreatic tumours, achieved four major goals: improved drug delivery to tumour cells; reduced tumour growth; decreased tumour spread (metastasis); and extended survival...

World Cancer Day 2015 - Barts Research supports new strategies

Posted in Charity, General News Published by Zoe Leech 04 February 2015

World Cancer Day 2015 - Barts Research supports new strategies

It's World Cancer Day: one in two people will develop cancer at some point in their lives, according to the most accurate forecast to date from the Barts CR-UK Centre for Cancer Prevention.

This increase from the previous estimate of 1 in 3 people highlights the need to improve public health and NHS cancer services so they can cope with a growing and ageing population...

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