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NHS breast cancer patients to benefit from go ahead for UCL-pioneered treatment

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has given limited approval for suitable NHS patients to receive a new type of breast cancer treatment pioneered by clinical scientists at UCL, which will eventually benefit thousands of women and is already in use in many countries throughout the world.

UCL gifted £1m for major research project on rare cancer

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The Tom Prince Cancer Trust

A UK wide research network for osteosarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer primarily affecting teenagers and young adults, is to be set up by UCL thanks to a generous gift of £1m from The Tom Prince Cancer Trust.  

UCL cancer trials to get £9m funding boost

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UCL Cancer Institute

Cancer Research UK is planning to invest nearly £9m over the next five years into research at the Cancer Research UK & UCL Cancer Trials Centre.

Blood thinners may raise stroke risk in over-65s with kidney disease

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Blood thinners

People over 65 years old may be increasing their stroke risk by taking anticoagulants for an irregular heartbeat if they also have chronic kidney disease, finds a new study led by UCL, St George’s, University of London and the University of Surrey.

‘Off the shelf’ living artificial tissues could repair severe nerve injuries

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Nerves

Severe nerve damage has been successfully repaired in the laboratory using a new living artificial nerve tissue developed by UCL, ReNeuron and Sartorius Stedim Biotech.

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