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BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw visits the Barts Centre

Posted in Engagement, In the Press Published by Marianne Baker 21 December 2016

BBC Radio 1 DJ Nick Grimshaw visits the Barts Centre

"Wow", "mindblowing"... BBC Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw on a tour of our cancer research labs.

The breakfast show presenter visited us as part of Radio 1 and 1Xtra's #1millionhours campaign and saw our -80°C freezers where samples are stored and spoke to our researchers about their projects.

BCI successes at NCRI 2016

Posted in Conferences, In the Press, Publications Published by Marianne Baker 04 November 2016

New research coverage and poster prizes for Barts researchers

BCI successes at NCRI 2016

Congratulations to this year's poster prize winning PhD students, Lei Xu and Viola Walther, and to Dr Yong-Jie Lu for publishing their latest research on monitoring for prostate cancer spread using new blood test technology.

Read more about this year's conference...

Cancer cells "talking to themselves" could be key to cancer spreading

Posted in BCI Spotlight Articles, Images, In the Press, Publications Published by Marianne Baker 23 June 2016

Newly discovered cell signalling platform could enable metastasis

Cancer cells

A key question in cancer research has been how cancer cells are able to survive once they break away from a tumour to spread around the body.

This publication from the Kermorgant lab showing a previously unknown signalling pathway from integrin beta-1 and c-Met could be key to cancer cell survival in metastasis...

Chemotherapy before surgery could boost ovarian cancer response to immunotherapy

Posted in In the Press, Publications Published by Marianne Baker 15 June 2016

New study published in Clinical Cancer Research by Prof Balkwill

Chemotherapy before surgery could boost ovarian cancer response to immunotherapy

Professor Fran Balkwill has published a study on ovarian cancer responses to treatment, which could mean hope for patients whose cancer has already spread.

The findings suggest that giving chemotherapy before surgery could improve tumour responses to immunotherapy given afterwards, by making the cancer cells more susceptible to immune attack by the immune system...

Vitamin A could boost pancreatic cancer chemotherapy

Posted in In the Press, Publications Published by Marianne Baker 25 May 2016

Vitamin A could boost pancreatic cancer chemotherapy

The latest study from the Kocher lab, published recently in the Journal of Pathology, has found that adding high doses of a form of vitamin A could help make chemotherapy more successful in treating pancreatic cancer.

This finding is now being taken forward in the clinical trial, STARPAC, by our Centre for Experimental Cancer Medicine.

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...

In memory of Gordon Hamilton Fairley, Barts cancer research Professor

Posted in In the Press Published by Marianne Baker 23 October 2015

Killed 40 years ago today

In memory of Gordon Hamilton Fairley, Barts cancer research Professor

40 years ago today, Professor Gordon Hamilton Fairley was killed by an IRA bomb.

On the anniversary of his death, we celebrate his contributions, and that of so many great cancer researchers who have followed and continue to push the boundaries for patient benefit and for our knowledge of this still-pervasive disease...

Urine Test for Early Stage Pancreatic Cancer Now Possible After Biomarker Discovery

Posted in In the Press, Publications Published by Delphine Purves 03 August 2015

Urine Test for Early Stage Pancreatic Cancer Now Possible After Biomarker Discovery

A combination of three proteins found at high levels in urine could detect early-stage pancreatic cancer, researchers at the BCI have shown.

The discovery could potentially lead to a non-invasive, inexpensive test to screen people at high risk of developing the disease...

Trial of HPV vaccine completed: more effective cancer prevention

Posted in In the Press, Publications Published by Marianne Baker 19 February 2015

Trial of HPV vaccine completed: more effective cancer prevention

A new HPV (human papilloma virus) vaccine that protects against 9 types of the virus – 7 of which cause most cases of cervical cancer – has now been fully tested in a trial co-organised by Professor Jack Cuzick in the Barts CR-UK Centre.

The new vaccine offers significantly greater protection than the current vaccine, which protects against only two cancer-causing types of HPV...

Arming Vaccinia virus to attack pancreatic cancer and prevent its return

Posted in In the Press, Publications Published by Marianne Baker 13 January 2015

Arming Vaccinia virus to attack pancreatic cancer and prevent its return

Yaohe Wang's team in the Centre for Molecular Oncology has been working on a new combination of two different approaches: virotherapy and immunotherapy, which is showing “great promise” as a treatment for pancreatic cancer.

A new Vaccinia virus study was led by post-doc Dr Louisa Chard and published in late 2014...

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