Articles tagged with: Patients

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 at the 58th ASH Annual Meeting

Posted in Conferences Published by Marianne Baker 06 January 2017

BCI at the 58th ASH Annual Meeting

Our Centre for Haemato-Oncology researchers travelled to the ASH convention centre in San Diego and, true to form, delivered several excellent presentations that won them an impressive array of prizes...

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...

Predicting cancer progression from Barrett’s Oesophagus

Posted in Publications Published by Marianne Baker 19 August 2016

Predicting cancer progression from Barrett’s Oesophagus

A new study from Dr Trevor Graham’s research group has been published in Nature Communications, led by postdoctoral researcher Dr Pierre Martinez. The results should improve monitoring and treatment for people with Barrett's oesophagus who are concerned about their risk of developing cancer...

Improving transplant therapy through "reverse translation" studies

Posted in Charity, Publications Published by Marianne Baker 01 July 2016

Two new publications made possible by the BCI Charity

Improving transplant therapy through

Two papers have been published by Dr Jeff Davies’ group focusing on the role of immunology in bone marrow transplant, a common and effective treatment for many types of blood cancer.

Both papers are examples of taking a clinical problem into the laboratory to find out why it’s happening and how we might go about fixing it. The second won our Paper of the Month competition in April 2016...

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.

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.

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