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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...


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UCL Cancer Institute Multidisciplinary Seminar Series
The next seminar in the series will be focused on Chemistry and will be held on Thursday 21st of May at 12pm in the Courtyard Café, Paul O'Gorman Building. More...


Professor Liming Sun

UCL Cancer Institute Seminar Series
Thursday 26th May 10.00am. Professor Liming Sun, Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences - 'Necrosis: A Kinase Initiated Death Pathway. 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...


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MSc Cancer
Our Master's programme reflects the depth and breadth of research expertise within the UCL Cancer Institute - one of the UK's leading cancer centres. More...