Birmingham to lead brain cancer study in memory of Tessa Jowell

Significant funding of up to £2.8m from The Brain Tumour Charity has been awarded to a Birmingham researcher for a major study named in memory of the late Baroness Jowell. The Tessa Jowell BRAIN-MATRIX trial is being co-ordinated by Professor Colin Watts (pictured) of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, part of the University of … Continue reading “Birmingham to lead brain cancer study in memory of Tessa Jowell”

BHP founder member becomes part of the National NIHR BioResource network

The Centre for Rare Diseases at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, part of the BHP campus, has this week become part of the NIHR (National Institute for Health Research) BioResource network. The BioResource team at will be led by Dr Graham Lipkin while Humeira Hafsa, research nurse, will take on the role of Clinical Trials … Continue reading “BHP founder member becomes part of the National NIHR BioResource network”

Enhanced genomic knowledge informs elective mastectomy

A cancer patient at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham (QEHB) recently had a voluntary mastectomy, after receiving results from a pioneering genetic project. Sarah Crozier, 45, was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2017 and was recruited into the 100,000 Genomes Project the following month. Sarah’s results showed a mutation in her BRCA2 gene, meaning … Continue reading “Enhanced genomic knowledge informs elective mastectomy”

Award win for Innovative Image Sharing Platform

An image sharing system that is radically changing how clinical images are accessed won Digital or Artificial Intelligence Innovation of the Year at the recent West Midlands Academic Health Science Network Celebration of Innovation Awards. The West Midlands Regional Image Sharing Platform (RISP) has been developed by a core team at founder member University Hospitals … Continue reading “Award win for Innovative Image Sharing Platform”

Inherited heart disease service goes from strength to strength

A service that screens people for a condition that leads to early heart disease – based at BHP founder member University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB) – has received hundreds of referrals in its first six months. The West Midlands Familial Hypercholesterolaemia Service (WMFHS), which is the first region-wide screening service in the UK, … Continue reading “Inherited heart disease service goes from strength to strength”