UCL Faculty of Medical Sciences



Disruptive discoveries from UCL are changing the world we Iive in. UCL Faculty of Medical Science research is leading the way when it comes to solving real problems and creating positive impact. Find out more below about the top discoveries from UCL Faculty of Medical Science.


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Mark Emberton, Dean of Faculty of Medical Sciences, featured on #MadeAtUCL podcast

Curious about the latest groundbreaking advancements in prostate imaging?  Mark Emberton talks to recent UCL graduate Suzie McCarthy, about the research he has been doing to improve how we test and treat prostate cancer.
Listen to Episode 4 of the #MadeAtUCL podcast

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Protective cells could cut risk of lung cancer for ex-smokers

Protective cells in the lungs of ex-smokers could explain why quitting smoking reduces the risk of developing lung cancer, finds new research co-led by UCL and the Wellcome Sanger Institute.
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Prostate cancer ‘fingerprint’ detected in blood sample

Scientists at UCL have invented a new test to identify the earliest genetic changes of prostate cancer in blood: a process which could allow doctors to see if cancers have spread, monitor tumour behaviour and enable better treatment selection.
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Woman with novel gene mutation lives almost pain-free

Jo Cameron, a woman living in Scotland, can feel virtually no pain due to a mutation in a gene that was identified for the first time by a UCL-led team.
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New CAR T-cell therapy for leukaemia associated with fewer harmful side effects

A novel CAR T-cell therapy has been developed by UCL researchers and is designed to target cancer cells faster and cause fewer side effects.
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Genetic discovery will help clinicians identify aggressive versus benign bone tumours

The first genetic marker for the bone tumour, osteoblastoma, has been discovered by scientists at UCL, the Wellcome Sanger Institute and the Francis Crick Institute.
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The research at UCL has made a difference to women all over the world with early breast cancer.

Professor Jayant Vaidya, Consultant Surgeon at the Whittington, Royal Free and University College London Hospitals

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Meet The Expert: Maxine Tran

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Maxine Tran is Associate Professor in Renal Cancer, Honorary Consultant Urological Surgeon and academic lead for the Specialist Centre for Kidney Cancer. We asked Maxine our top ten questions and here are her thought-provoking responses…

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