Recent Highlights

Researchers in Manchester have recently explored the potential of a blood test to help bowel cancer patients avoid unnecessary side effects. They investigated using enumeration of circulating tumour cells (CTCs) to predict which patients would benefit most from more intense chemotherapy.

Our scientists, working in collaboration with a group in California, have flipped previous understanding of a cell enzyme on its head. The team found that the PKC family, thought to promote tumour growth, in fact played a role in cancer suppression.