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”

Personalised medicine to treat leukaemia is now one step closer

Scientists at the University of Birmingham, a BHP founding member, have revealed the roles that different types of gene mutations play in causing blood cancers in a study that was the culmination of a decade’s research. The findings of the team, led by Professor Constanze Bonifer and Professor Peter Cockerill of the University’s Institute of … Continue reading “Personalised medicine to treat leukaemia is now one step closer”

Fluorescent marker can help surgeons remove dangerous brain tumour cells more accurately

A chemical that highlights tumour cells has been used by surgeons to help spot and safely remove brain cancer in a trial presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. The research was carried out with patients who had suspected glioma, the disease that killed Dame Tessa Jowell, and the most common form of brain cancer. … Continue reading “Fluorescent marker can help surgeons remove dangerous brain tumour cells more accurately”

Study confirms most effective treatment for HPV-positive throat cancer

Patients with human papilloma virus (HPV)-positive throat cancer should receive chemoradiotherapy rather than cetuximab with radiotherapy, according to research led by BHP founder member the University of Birmingham. An abstract of the Cancer Research UK-funded study, which was carried out in collaboration with the University of Warwick, was recently delivered at the European Society for Medical … Continue reading “Study confirms most effective treatment for HPV-positive throat cancer”

Transformative for patients: Health & Social Care Secretary visits BHP

MATT Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, met Cancer Research UK-funded scientists at the University of Birmingham on Thursday, 23 August to learn about their life-saving work. The minister saw first-hand the pioneering research taking place at the Cancer Research UK Centre, particularly in the fields of bowel and lung cancer. During the … Continue reading “Transformative for patients: Health & Social Care Secretary visits BHP”