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London Pancreas Workshop 2016

Posted in BCI Spotlight Articles, Events Published by Katrin Hood 10 May 2016

London Pancreas Workshop 2016

Professors Hemant Kocher and Nick Lemoine co-organised the sixth biennial London Pancreas Workshop, which took place on Friday 29th April. The conference is billed as a forum for state-of-the-art clinical and basic research in pancreatic cancer.

The event was a huge success, bringing together medics, students, charities, and sponsors. 150 delegates were in attendance, packing out the lecture theatre. 

Tyson Sharp has run the London Marathon!

Posted in Charity, Engagement Published by Marianne Baker 19 April 2016

Tyson took on the most challenging of physical feats - and raised a huge amount of money for Barts Cancer Institute in the process.

Tyson Sharp has run the London Marathon!

For the first time ever, Barts Cancer Institute had a charity running spot for the world-famous London Marathon. Eager to take on the challenge was our very own researcher and all-round sport, Dr Tyson Sharp!

Repurposing viruses to tackle pancreatic cancer drug resistance

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 15 April 2016

Repurposing viruses to tackle pancreatic cancer drug resistance

A new paper in the journal Oncotarget, led by Dr Gunnel Hallden, shows that viruses can be modified to force cancer cells to die, instead of evading apoptosis.

This also means they work better with existing anti-cancer drugs to destroy pancreatic tumours, a promising beginning to exploring more combination therapies to tackle the problem of drug resistance in pancreatic cancer...

New PCRF grant to support pancreatic cancer research at BCI

Posted in Grants & Awards Published by Marianne Baker 05 February 2016

New PCRF grant to support pancreatic cancer research at BCI

The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF) is funding six new research projects, including another here at BCI, with a total of £1 million - bringing the charity’s support for research into the UK’s most lethal cancer to over £8 million.

Included in the 6 funded projects are our Dr Patricia Sancho, and former PhD student, now postdoc at Imperial College, Dr Fieke Froeling...

World Cancer Day 2016

Posted in General News, Engagement Published by Marianne Baker 04 February 2016

World Cancer Day 2016

It's World Cancer Day today, so cancer charities, researchers and patients unite to affirm that we can all help in the fight against cancer.

Whether it's through research, donations, caring for patients or family, educating on lifestyle and symptom awareness, or any other contribution - everyone can play a part. We are all affected.

Cancer evolution follows natural law - using maths to predict progression

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 19 January 2016

Cancer evolution follows natural law - using maths to predict progression

Dr Trevor Graham from our Centre for Tumour Biology has co-authored a new study in Nature Genetics, revealing new insights about evolutionary patterns of certain tumours.

This understanding could help us to predict tumour growth for some types of cancer and advance personalised medicine...

New study highlights forgotten protein kinase in embryogenesis and cancer

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 18 January 2016

New study highlights forgotten protein kinase in embryogenesis and cancer

A new joint study by Dr Angus Cameron's research group in our Centre for Tumour Biology and Prof Peter Parker 's lab at the Francis Crick Institute shows that a previously unregarded group of protein kinases is important in development and could be a potential cancer drug target...

Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Tissue Bank at BCI on BBC News

Posted in Charity, BCI Spotlight Articles, In the Press Published by Marianne Baker 14 January 2016

Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Tissue Bank at BCI on BBC News

The world’s first national tissue bank for pancreatic cancer has launched in the UK here at BCI, to help push forward research into the cancer with the bleakest prognosis, and was featured on BBC News yesterday.

The resource will allow researchers to answer more questions about this still deadly form of cancer, and hopefully lead to new effective treatments for patients...

A breakthrough for follicular lymphoma on the horizon

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 22 December 2015

A breakthrough for follicular lymphoma on the horizon

A new collaborative study that could ultimately lead to new treatments for follicular lymphoma (FL) patients was published yesterday in Nature Genetics.

Professor Jude Fitzgibbon, clinical research fellow Jessica Okosun and members of our Bioinformatics Unit all contributed to these exciting new results with the Whitehead Institute, Massachussetts...

BCI at ASH 2015

Posted in Conferences, BCI on the Road Published by Marianne Baker 21 December 2015

BCI at ASH 2015

The first week of December saw San Diego, California host the 58th ASH Annual Meeting.

BCI researchers from our Centre for Haemato-Oncology attended and joined "top minds in the field" at this blood cancer specialist conference...

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