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Dr Vessela Vassileva

Promising pre-clinical results for targeted treatment of colorectal cancer
Research led by Dr Vessela Vassileva, published in the Journal of Nuclear Medicine, reveals we may be step closer to finding a safer and more effective treatment for advanced colorectal cancer. The research team evaluated the efficacy of combination radioimmunotherapy with cetuximab. More...


Marc Mansour

UCL Cancer Institute Research Trust shortlisted for £100,000 award for research into safer and more effective treatments for leukaemia
Dr Marc Mansour’s pioneering research into treatments for acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) is one of five projects in the running for an award from the Masonic Samaritan Fund Silver Jubilee Research Fund. More...


Ilaria Malanchi

Cancer Institute Seminar Series
Professor Ilaria Malanchi, from The Francis Crick Institute presents: 'The Social Nature of Cancer Cells.' Thursday 2nd July, 12.00 noon at UCL Cancer Institute, Paul O'Gorman Building, Courtyard Café. Event hosted by Sergio Quezada. More...


Dr Suzana Hadjur

New Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow
Congratulations to Dr Suzana Hadjur who has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellowship in Basic Biomedical Science. The prestigious award will support Dr Hadjur’s work in examining fundamental aspects of genome organization and function. More...


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Smoking induces early signs of cancer in cheek swabs
DNA damage caused by smoking can be detected in cheek swabs, finds research published in JAMA Oncology. The research team, led by Professor Martin Widschwendter (UCL Institute for Women's Health and Dr Andrew Teschendorff (UCL Cancer Institute) looked at changes to the DNA that switch genes on and off. More...


Professor Charles Swanton

Scientists decipher key steps in cancer development to improve treatment
Scientific team, including Professor Charles Swanton, have discovered the timing of key genetic mistakes that fuel tumour growth, according to research published in the journal Science Translational Medicine. More...


Henning Walczak

Body's cancer defences hijacked to make pancreatic and lung cancers more aggressive
Professor Henning Walczak and his team have discovered that mutations in the KRAS gene interferes with protective self-destruct switches, known as TRAIL receptors, which usually help to kill potentially cancerous cells. More...


Professor Sibylle Mittnacht

New discovery for tumour suppressor gene offers potential for cancer treatments
Professor Sibylle Mittnacht with scientists at UCL Cancer Institute and the Institute of Cancer Research have revealed a brand new function for one of the first cancer genes ever discovered. More...


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New therapy for lung cancer to be tested in UK patients
Researchers led by Professor Sam Janes at UCL/UCLH and Dr Mark Lowdell UCL Cancer Institute/Royal Free London will carry out the first UK clinical trial of a pioneering new combined cell-gene therapy later this year. More...