Recent Highlights

Our researchers have recently explored the “Angelina Effect” in women with a family history of breast cancer. They showed that there was an immediate and long-lasting increase in referrals for genetic counselling and testing for breast cancer risk following Angelina Jolie’s announcement of her double mastectomy.

Studies in melanoma have found that calming down immune cells could hold the key to treatment and have identified why some cancer cells respond better to chemotherapy.

Manchester scientists have also investigated the potential of a blood test for tailoring ovarian cancer treatment and have led research that looked at a new method to increase survival for some lung cancer patients.