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Read more at: Rebecca Fitzgerald elected as new EMBO member

Rebecca Fitzgerald elected as new EMBO member

22 July 2021

Rebecca Fitzgerald (Department of Oncology, MRC Cancer Unit and co-lead Early Detection Programme) is amongst 64 scientists from around the world elected this year as Members and Associate Members of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO). More information


Read more at: NIHR Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme

NIHR Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme

22 July 2021

Charlotte Coles (Dept of Oncology, Breast Cancer Programme and lead for CRUK RadNet Cambridge) and co-lead applicants Jo Haviland (ICR Clinical Trials and Statistics Unit) and Anna Kirby (Royal Marsden Hospital/ICR) have been awarded £1.3M to lead the first clinical trial in the UK testing proton beam therapy (PBT) for...


Read more at: Outstanding contribution award and Lancet commission

Outstanding contribution award and Lancet commission

22 July 2021

Charlotte Coles (Dept of Oncology, Breast Cancer Programme and lead for CRUK RadNet Cambridge) has received a COVID-19 Outstanding Contribution Award by the Royal College of Radiologists (RCR). The award is in recognition of her role in facilitating the uptake of hypofractionated breast radiotherapy at the start of the...


Read more at: AI in Health Care Awards

AI in Health Care Awards

22 July 2021

Raj Jena (Department of Oncology, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CUH), CRUK Cambridge Centre Neuro-Oncology Programme and CRUK RadNet Cambridge) has been successful in the latest round of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Health and Care Award, winning government funding to develop AI technologies...


Read more at: Cytosponge mobile testing and Scottish rollout

Cytosponge mobile testing and Scottish rollout

22 July 2021

A new mobile screening unit offering the Cytosponge test, developed by Rebecca Fitzgerald (Department of Oncology, MRC Cancer Unit and co-lead Early Detection Programme), has opened at GP practices in the East of England. Patients on medication for heartburn will be invited to have the 10 minute test to screen for Barrett’...


Read more at: Largest genetic database of Asian breast cancers

Largest genetic database of Asian breast cancers

1 February 2021

Professor Carlos Caldas (Department of Oncology & Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute ) and Dr Suet-Feung Chin ( Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute ) from t he University of Cambridge, UK collaborated with with Professor Pathmanathan Rajadurai and Professor Dato’ Dr Yip Cheng Har from Subang Jaya Medical Centre...


Read more at: Giving the immune system a double boost against cancer

Giving the immune system a double boost against cancer

7 December 2020

Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory (CSHL) have completed an early phase clinical trial of a drug called plerixafor showing that it induces an integrated immune response in the tumours of patients with cancer types that do not usually respond to immunotherapy. The results...


Read more at: SORCE kidney cancer trial results published

SORCE kidney cancer trial results published

7 December 2020

Trial results, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology by Professor Tim Eisen (Department of Oncology and CRUK Cambridge Centre Urological Malignancies Programme), have concluded that active observation remains the best care for kidney cancer patients after surgery. Over 1,700 patients participated in the double-...


Read more at: Raj Jena wins Best use of AI award at the Health Tech Awards 2020

Raj Jena wins Best use of AI award at the Health Tech Awards 2020

7 December 2020

Dr Raj Jena (Department of Oncology, Consultant oncologist and CRUK Cambridge Centre Neuro-Oncology Programme and RadNet) and the InnerEye team at Microsoft Research have won the Best use of AI award at the Health Tech Awards 2020 for innovative use of technology to speed up radiotherapy for cancer patients. A machine...


Read more at: New test to transform oesophageal cancer diagnosis

New test to transform oesophageal cancer diagnosis

5 August 2020

‘Sponge on a string’ test to transform oesophageal cancer diagnosis A ‘sponge on a string’ pill test has been hailed a ‘game-changer’ by Cambridge cancer doctors after results from a hugely successful 3 year trial were published in the medical journal published in The Lancet on 31 July 2020. The trial results for the...