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Read more at: Breakthrough in understanding how cancer spreads

Breakthrough in understanding how cancer spreads

30 September 2022

gilbertson_richard.jpg Breakthrough in our understanding of how cancer spreads could lead to better treatments. Scientists have discovered that cancer exploits the body’s tissue repair process to spread cells around the body. They found that a protein called NALCN is involved in regulating both tissue repair and metastasis...


Read more at: Launch of First UK Early Cancer Institute

Launch of First UK Early Cancer Institute

30 September 2022

r-fitzgerald.jpg The UK's first physical Early Cancer Institute was officially launched at the University of Cambridge on 21 September 2022. The Early Cancer Institute, based on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus alongside academic, medical and pharmaceutical specialists, aims to help create a world where we can detect cancer...


Read more at: Charlie Massie wins Prostate Cancer UK research award

Charlie Massie wins Prostate Cancer UK research award

30 September 2022

massie.jpg Charlie Massie has been awarded a Prostate Cancer UK research award to investigate the epigenetic evolution of prostate cancer. Epigenetics is the study of how your own behaviours and environment can cause changes that affect the way your genes work, without changing our DNA. Epigenetics has been linked to a...


Read more at: Richard Gilbertson honoured for excellence in life sciences

Richard Gilbertson honoured for excellence in life sciences

19 July 2022

gilbertson_richard.jpg Congratulations to Professor Richard Gilbertson on his election to the European life sciences organisation, EMBO. Professor Gilbertson is amongst 67 new members and associate members elected to the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) this year. He joins the community of more than 1,900...


Read more at: Rebecca Fitzgerald - Queen's Jubilee Birthday Honours

Rebecca Fitzgerald - Queen's Jubilee Birthday Honours

27 June 2022

r-fitzgerald.jpg Many congratulations to Professor Rebecca Fitzgerald for being awarded an OBE in the 2022 Queen's Jubilee Birthday Honours List. Prof Rebecca Fitzgerald, Director of CRUK Cambridge Centre Early Cancer Institute and Research Group Leader with the Department of Oncology, has been made an Officer of the Order...


Read more at: Our world leading research - Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results announced

Our world leading research - Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results announced

19 May 2022

The results of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) exercise were announced on 12 May 2022. The 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) was a major exercise to assess the quality of research at UK universities. The exercise included submissions from 157 UK higher education institutions (HEIs) in 34 subject-based...


Read more at: Professor Richard Gilbertson elected a Fellow of the Royal Society

Professor Richard Gilbertson elected a Fellow of the Royal Society

19 May 2022

gilbertson_richard.jpg Congratulations to Professor Richard Gilbertson , Li Ka Shing Chair of Oncology and Head of Department of Oncology and Director of the CRUK Cambridge Centre, on his election as a Fellow of the Royal Society. Professor Gilbertson was elected to the Royal Society for his work transforming the...


Read more at: Professor Anna Philpott elected as Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

Professor Anna Philpott elected as Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences

19 May 2022

a-philpott.jpg Congratulations to Professor Anna Philpott on her election as a Fellow to the Academy of Medical Sciences in recognition of her remarkable contribution to biomedical and health science and ability to generate new knowledge and improve the health of people everywhere. Professor Philpott will be formally...


Read more at: Cytosponge biomarker panel used to prioritise endoscopic Barrett's oesophagus surveillance

Cytosponge biomarker panel used to prioritise endoscopic Barrett's oesophagus surveillance

28 February 2022

Use of a Cytosponge biomarker panel to prioritise endoscopic Barrett's oesophagus surveillance A study by Nastazja Pilonis and Sarah Killcoyne, led by Rebecca Fitzgeral (Department of Oncology & MRC Cancer Unit) identified that using the Cytosponge (a non-endoscopic device developed by the Fitzgerald Team) coupled with...


Read more at: European Consensus Statement on breast cancer radiotherapy

European Consensus Statement on breast cancer radiotherapy

11 February 2022

Charlotte Coles (Dept of Oncology, Breast Cancer Programme and lead for CRUK RadNet Cambridge) has co-authored a new European Consensus Statement to improve breast cancer radiotherapy treatment. The Consensus from ESTRO-ACROP: European Society of Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology Advisory Committee in Radiation Oncology...