12 November 2015
Manchester researchers have shown that the introduction of the HPV vaccination programme for girls has increased uptake for cervical cancer screening by their mothers.
09 November 2015
Manchester researchers are trialling a new tool that is designed to get people who may have lung cancer to their doctor earlier.
31 October 2015
Researchers have developed cancer drug-packed ‘grenades’ armed with heat sensitive triggers, allowing for treatment to be targeted directly at tumours, according to two studies due to be presented at the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) Cancer Conference in Liverpool.
28 October 2015
Scientists in Manchester have found more evidence that a specific hallmark of cancer cells could be used to selectively target pancreatic tumours.
27 October 2015
Researchers in Manchester have used recent advances in PET scanning technology to reduce the radiation dose for both patients and staff by up to 30%, allowing an addition of an annual 100 scans a year.
24 October 2015
Professor Max Wicha a leading breast cancer specialist from the University of Michigan, has been at The University of Manchester to discuss collaborations and deliver a keynote address to scientists.
07 October 2015
Scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Nottingham have been funded to develop a gel that will match many of the biological structures of human breast tissue, to advance cancer research and reduce animal testing.
18 September 2015
Manchester researchers have identified a potential new way to predict which patients with head and neck cancer may benefit most from chemotherapy.
17 September 2015
University of Manchester researchers funded by Breast Cancer Now have discovered a new explanation as to why women with oestrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer develop resistance to hormone treatment, and a potential new approach to overcome the problem.
14 September 2015
Manchester scientists have identified a gene – FOXC1 – that, if switched on, causes more aggressive cancer in a fifth of acute myeloid leukaemia patients.
08 September 2015
AstraZeneca and The University of Manchester announce a collaboration harnessing clinical bioinformatics to deliver personalised healthcare for cancer patients.
26 August 2015
Maria Romina Girotti, from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, has been awarded the Young Investigator’s Award by ECCO - the European CanCer Organisation - and EJC – the European Journal of Cancer.
18 August 2015
Cancer Research UK will fund preclinical research evaluating the efficacy of Biothera’s investigational cancer immunotherapy Imprime PGG® in combination with monoclonal antibody therapies as a precursor to a phase 1-2 clinical study in rituximab-refractory follicular lymphoma.
06 August 2015
New MCRC building one of three University of Manchester projects to have been shortlisted for the Greater Manchester Building of the Year award – making up half of the total shortlist.
05 August 2015
The University of Manchester has signed a collaboration agreement with Abcodia to perform proteomics studies on a cohort of non-small cell lung cancer cases from the UKCTOCS biobank, with the aim of discovering new blood-based biomarkers for earlier detection of the disease.
30 July 2015
Cutting-edge research from Manchester that could improve treatment for lung cancer patients was recently showcased at the Royal Society’s Summer Science Exhibition in London.
29 July 2015
A promising agent for the treatment of cancer has so far had little effect on the most common lung tumours, but new research from The University of Manchester has suggested how this resistance might be overcome.
27 July 2015
Scientists in Manchester have developed a robust blood test to allow doctors to better predict which patients will benefit from new therapies.
22 July 2015
Researchers in Manchester have optimised a new process for generating therapeutic white blood cells for the treatment of kidney cancer, opening the way for large-scale trials to assess the effectiveness and safety of this approach in patients.
14 July 2015
Manchester scientists have genetically mapped the cancer of a leukaemia patient whose disease was resistant to treatment in order to identify a method of personalising therapy for individuals.
13 July 2015
Combining chemotherapy with new drugs that target a protein that helps cancer cells to withstand chemotherapy could drastically improve treatment, according to research published in Cancer Cell.
13 July 2015
Two leading consultants from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, one of Europe's leading cancer centres, have been made professors. Miss Sarah O'Dwyer and Dr Corinne Faivre-Finn have both been honoured with professorships from The University of Manchester.
01 July 2015
Manchester scientists have explored the genetic control networks of oesophageal cancer, leading to a potential way to differentiate between different stages of the disease.
29 June 2015
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, an international leader in cancer treatment and research, has appointed Janelle Yorke as its first chair for Cancer Nursing and Allied Health professionals (AHP).
26 June 2015
Cancer Research UK announces a further investment of £5 million in Manchester to help transform personalised medicine for cancer treatment and follows last week’s launch of the new cancer research building in Manchester.
25 June 2015
A cancer patient, who was given just six months to live 40 years ago, is still going strong and looking forward to celebrating her 81st birthday this year, thanks to life-saving research.
16 June 2015
A new £28.5m research centre that will transform cancer treatment has opened in Manchester.
04 June 2015
One of the world's leading experts in radiotherapy, Marcel van Herk, has moved to Manchester to lead cutting edge radiotherapy research.
20 May 2015
A consultant who works in Salford has significantly extended her life by taking part in clinical trials at The Christie.
14 May 2015
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and The University of Manchester have jointly appointed a Strategic Director in experimental cancer medicine.
14 May 2015
Researchers at Saint Mary's hospital and The University of Manchester have been instrumental in recruiting over 16,500 women to the largest clinical trial of its kind for ovarian cancer screening.
11 May 2015
Professor Caroline Dive is one of 48 researchers from across the UK who have been recognised for their contribution to the advancement of medical science by election to the Fellowship of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
07 May 2015
Psychologists are to improve online health information on lung cancer after research showed that family members are more likely to search online to encourage loved ones to seek help.
07 May 2015
Manchester doctors have helped show that high-risk womb cancer patients can be genetically profiled to allow them to receive more appropriate treatment.
05 May 2015
A patient has become the first to receive a new ‘resistance-busting’ experimental skin cancer drug with the launch of a phase I clinical trial.
05 May 2015
Researchers have tested a new way to genetically profile lung cancer samples, potentially allowing doctors to more easily identify the most appropriate treatment for patients.
23 April 2015
A trial led from Manchester has suggested that in patients with early stage Hodgkin lymphoma the late effects of radiotherapy could be reduced by using a scan to determine those who actually need it.
21 April 2015
Scientists from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute will participate in CANCER-ID, an international project to validate blood-based biomarkers for cancer.
20 April 2015
Researchers from Manchester working with drug development company Evgen Pharma, have developed a new combination of drugs which could overcome treatment resistance and relapse in breast cancer.
15 April 2015
Scientists in Manchester have identified a way to potentially predict which patients with an early form of breast cancer will experience disease progression.
13 April 2015
Melanoma cells become drug resistant by using surrounding healthy cells to provide a ‘safe haven’ from treatment, according to new research.
06 April 2015
Scientists in Manchester have discovered that a previously known gene also helps cells divide normally and that its absence can cause tumours.
01 April 2015
A group of academic organisations and funders has entered an agreement with biopharmaceutical company Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. to progress a new family of cancer drugs designed to block several key cancer-causing proteins at once.
25 March 2015
Manchester researchers have provided early evidence to suggest that a blood test could be used to identify bowel cancer patients that may benefit from more intensive chemotherapy.
23 March 2015
A national group of researchers, medical bodies and charities, led by The University of Manchester is looking for help in setting the top priorities for fighting womb cancer
13 March 2015
Manchester scientists have shown how cells respond to changes in nitrogen levels – indicating how cancer cells may be able to survive in a challenging tissue environment.
09 March 2015
Researchers from Manchester, working with scientists in California, have found that certain molecules long thought to promote cancer growth, in fact suppress tumours, suggesting that therapeutic approaches should aim to restore, rather than block, their activity.
04 March 2015
Researchers in Manchester have identified a key molecule that controls tissue inflammation and found new clues on its link with the development of cancer.
04 March 2015
The Christie has appointed Roger Spencer as its new Chief Executive.
27 February 2015
Manchester scientists have a developed a new method to monitor the effect of anti-cancer drugs on very rare leukaemia stem cells. The approach potentially allows doctors to screen patients and personalise their treatment.
25 February 2015
Manchester scientists have used graphene to target and neutralise cancer stem cells while not harming other cells.
23 February 2015
Dr Maria Romina Girotti, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, will attend Parliament to present her science to a range of politicians and a panel of expert judges.
11 February 2015
Manchester scientists have found that gentle heating of targeted nano-sized drug parcels results in a more effective delivery to tumour cells – resulting in an improvement in survival rates.
05 February 2015
Manchester scientists have developed a method to create blood cells that perfectly match individual patients, offering a new treatment approach for blood cancers and other diseases.
03 February 2015
A new clinical trial for ovarian cancer has given a retired supply teacher from North Wales fresh hope in her battle against ovarian cancer.
28 January 2015
A way to eradicate cancer stem cells, using the side-effects of commonly used antibiotics, has been discovered by a University of Manchester researcher following a conversation with his young daughter.
27 January 2015
Manchester computer scientists have proposed a new approach to linking together the wealth of data generated by cancer research – the aim is to provide a more complete picture that will aid the implementation of precision medicine.
12 January 2015
Manchester is set to play a key role in the development of proton beam therapy in the UK with the arrival of Professor Karen Kirkby as Chair in Proton Therapy Physics.
09 January 2015
Manchester scientists have recently explored the role of a protein in regulating tumour development and found that it suppresses liver cancer growth in the lab.
07 January 2015
Researchers in Manchester have investigated a patient-centred approach to assessing the side effects of radiotherapy and have shown that it may be able to improve the detection and management of treatment-related toxicity.