Researchers from UCL, the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and McGill University, Montreal have published details of a novel laboratory model that replicates the hallmarks of paediatric brain cancer. The research results, published in Cancer Cell, could pave the way for a better understanding of processes driving the development of cancer.
Publication date: 31 October 2017
Researchers from the UCL Cancer Institute and the specialist healthcare company BTG plc have begun the first clinical trial of an experimental treatment for liver cancer using X-ray imageable microscopic beads loaded with a targeted anti-cancer drug placed directly in the liver.
Publication date: 11 October 2017
The highly anticipated results from the ARIEL3 clinical trial, evaluating use of rucaparib among women with advanced ovarian cancer, have been published in The Lancet. According to study data, maintenance therapy with rucaparib (Rubraca, Clovis Oncology) significantly extended progression-free survival among women with platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer.
Publication date: 1 October 2017
A University College Hospital prostate cancer patient has undergone diagnosis using hyperpolarised Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) as part of a UCL clinical trial. Led by Dr Shonit Punwani, the trial aims to develop more accurate and personalised treatment for cancer.
Publication date: 23 August 2017
Congratulations to Professor Adrienne Flanagan, Professor of Musculoskeletal Pathology at UCL Cancer Institute and Consultant Histopathologist at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, who has been awarded and OBE for services to cancer research.
Publication date: 23 June 2017