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BCI Promotions

Posted in General News Published by 17 March 2017

BCI Promotions

Congratulations to our staff members who have new titles - senior lecturers, readers and professors. We are very proud to call them our colleagues and friend here at BCI!

Introducing BCI Animations - blood cancers and solid tumours

Posted in General News, Engagement Published by Marianne Baker 13 March 2017

Haemato-Oncology and Tumour Biology

Introducing BCI Animations - blood cancers and solid tumours

BCI has been working with Phospho Biomedical Animations to bring some of our key cancer research topics to life.

Watch these short videos to learn about two of our research Centres' major experimental subjects. Let us know what you think!

BCI researchers leading pancreatic cancer research

Posted in Charity, General News Published by Marianne Baker 19 September 2016

BCI researchers leading pancreatic cancer research

We are proud to see our researchers heavily featured in the latest Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund (PCRF) Newsletter.

Pancreatic cancer is a prominent research focus here at BCI and we very much appreciate all of the hard work of PCRF fundraisers that contributes to it...

QMUL's medical institutes rank top in London and second in UK

Posted in General News Published by Marianne Baker 03 June 2016

QMUL's medical institutes rank top in London and second in UK

Queen Mary University of London's School of Medicine and Dentistry has placed first in London in the Guardian's Medicine and Dentistry league tables for 2017, as well as second in medicine and third in dentistry overall in the UK...

Professor Sir Nicholas Wright: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Honorary Fellowship

Posted in General News, Profiles Published by Marianne Baker 02 June 2016

Professor Sir Nicholas Wright: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Honorary Fellowship

Professor Sir Nicholas Wright, lead for our Centre for Tumour Biology, has been made an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada this year.

Congratulations, Nick!

FDA approves new bladder cancer treatment following BCI-led clinical trial

Posted in General News Published by Marianne Baker 20 May 2016

Tecentriq is the first PD-L1 inhibitor approved by the FDA

FDA approves new bladder cancer treatment following BCI-led clinical trial

Following a groundbreaking trial of a new bladder cancer treatment published in Nature in late 2014 and led by the BCI, the US Food and Drug Administration has now approved the immunotherapy for patients with advanced disease.

This is the first treatment advance for this cancer type in 3 decades and, now it has received first approval, should help many patients for whom existing treatments have not proved effective. European approval will hopefully follow.

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.

Revolutionising Molecular Pathology in cancer: Prof Louise Jones

Posted in General News, BCI Spotlight Articles Published by Marianne Baker 29 July 2015

Revolutionising Molecular Pathology in cancer: Prof Louise Jones

Our Professor Louise Jones has been appointed Clinical Lead for Molecular Pathology in the Genomics England 100,000 Genomes Project.

This project is government-funded and aims to make new discoveries using genomics that will aid the diagnosis and treatment of cancer and rare diseases...

BCI Fundraising for Nepalese Community

Posted in Charity, General News Published by Marianne Baker 04 June 2015

BCI Fundraising for Nepalese Community

Dr Sally Dreger has been in contact with a Nepalese community for a few years, and following the recent earthquakes, organised a bake sale that raised £721 - this will go directly to the Juving 6 village to help them during the recovery.

Read on to find out how you can help...

Professor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke now a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Posted in General News, Grants & Awards Published by Marianne Baker 13 May 2015

Professor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke now a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Kairbaan Hodivala-Dilke has been elected to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.

She is one of 48 researchers from across the UK to have been recognised for their contribution to the advancement of medical science by the Academy this year...

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