16 September 2014
Scientists from The University of Manchester have found that offering radiotherapy to patients with small cell lung cancer in addition to chemotherapy improves their chances of survival two years after treatment.
15 September 2014
Researchers in Manchester have been exploring why some patients with melanoma respond better than others to chemotherapy and looking at whether it is possible to predict which patients are most likely to benefit from treatment.
12 September 2014
Dr Nigel Brooks, former Senior Director at AstraZeneca, has joined the Manchester Cancer Research Centre as Director of Research Operations and Business.
05 September 2014
A new blood test allowing doctors to predict which ovarian cancer patients will respond to particular types of treatment is a step closer following a new study by Manchester scientists.
29 August 2014
Manchester scientists are working out how to safely increase the radiotherapy dose given to lung cancer patients – potentially offering improved local control and survival.
29 August 2014
The European Association of Cancer Research has appointed University of Manchester Professor Richard Marais as its new President sitting from 2014 to 2016.
26 August 2014
Scientists have shown how to better identify and measure vital molecules that control cell behaviour – paving the way for improved tools for diagnosis, prediction and monitoring of cancer.
20 August 2014
Cancer Research UK-funded scientists in Manchester have discovered that acral melanomas – the rare type of skin cancer that caused reggae musician Bob Marley’s death – are genetically distinct from other more common types of skin cancer, according to a study published in the journal Pigment Cell & Melanoma Research.
11 August 2014
Manchester scientists are working out how to make the most of yeast cells in experiments looking at fundamental biological processes – potentially giving a greater insight into what goes wrong in cancer.
05 August 2014
A recent study in Manchester has found that a procedure to take tissue samples from lung cancer patients can be used safely in the elderly – allowing doctors to make a more accurate diagnosis and to choose appropriate treatment.
30 July 2014
Scientists in Manchester have identified a protein that could help doctors decide which bladder cancer patients would benefit from a treatment that makes radiotherapy more effective, according to a study published in the British Journal of Cancer.
24 July 2014
Skin cancer cells work together to spread further and faster, according to a new study.
22 July 2014
Cancer patients in the North West are set to benefit from a revolutionary new treatment that will aim to shorten treatment times, reduce side-effects and improve their chances of beating the disease.
17 July 2014
Scientists from the Manchester Institute of Biotechnology at The University of Manchester – part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre – have developed a potential new tool to screen blood cancers to help with diagnosis and treatment planning.
15 July 2014
Key genetic variants may affect how cancer patients respond to radiation treatments, according to a study, involving researchers at The University of Manchester, published recently in the journal Nature Genetics.
14 July 2014
Manchester scientists are investigating how yeast cells respond to environmental stress in order to gain insight into processes that could help our understanding of cancer development.
11 July 2014
Manchester scientists have shown that a new drug could prove useful in treating small cell lung cancer - the most aggressive form of lung cancer.
07 July 2014
A significant number of young cancer patients suffer memory related side effects from chemotherapy according to a study by The University of Manchester to be announced at Teenage Cancer Trust’s International Conference on Teenage and Young Adult Cancer, Royal Society of Medicine.
01 July 2014
Cancer Research UK is bringing together leading researchers from London and Manchester in a groundbreaking new Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence.
25 June 2014
Scientists at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, The University of Manchester and King’s College London have discovered a new way that melanoma skin cancer cells can invade healthy tissue and spread round the body.
19 June 2014
Researchers from The University of Manchester have begun a study to look at the online information available to lung cancer patients in an era of diagnosis by google.
18 June 2014
A new study by Manchester scientists has shown for the first time that a particular protein has contrasting effects in normal and cancerous breast stem cells – meaning it could prove useful in the development of more targeted treatments for breast cancer.
12 June 2014
The father of a graduate who died from ovarian cancer has teamed up with The University of Manchester medic who treated her for a 200 mile sponsored cycle ride visiting seven hospitals in the North West.
11 June 2014
Scientists have shown that sunscreen cannot be relied upon alone to prevent malignant melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer.
03 June 2014
A study by scientists in Manchester has shown how melanoma drugs can cause the cancer to progress once a patient has stopped responding to treatment.
02 June 2014
Scientists have shown how a lung cancer patient’s blood sample could be used to monitor and predict their response to treatment – paving the way for personalised medicine for the disease.
30 May 2014
Doctors should be more aware of the potential for invasive disease in patients presenting with symptoms of an early form of breast cancer, compared with those whose disease is detected through screening.
29 May 2014
Researchers from Manchester are leading a new national study to test a method to improve the effectiveness of radiotherapy in head-and-neck cancer, especially for older patients.
22 May 2014
Rapid resistance to vemurafenib – a treatment for a type of advanced melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer – could be prevented by blocking a druggable family of proteins.
15 May 2014
Research by Manchester scientists has discovered a molecule that plays a key role in leukaemia.
14 May 2014
Women and girls living in the most deprived areas of North West England are less likely to take part in cervical cancer screening and prevention programmes, according to a recent Manchester study.
13 May 2014
Scientists from The University of Manchester – part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre - have demonstrated the potential of a drug to improve the effectiveness of radiotherapy in stopping tumour growth.
25 April 2014
Scientists studying cancerous tumour tissues in a laboratory believe they have identified a potential new strategy to treat ovarian cancer – which affects around 7,000 women in the UK each year.
24 April 2014
Scientists from The University of Manchester have identified a way to sensitise cancer cells to chemotherapy - making them more open to treatment.
23 April 2014
Manchester scientists have improved a way of analysing how cancer spreads and how effective drugs are at killing the cells.
16 April 2014
Scientists have uncovered a link between cholesterol and prostate cancer’s ability to spread to the bones in a study published in the British Journal of Cancer.
09 April 2014
Scientists in Manchester have shown that a simple test could improve the diagnosis of parathyroid cancer.
08 April 2014
One of the world's most cited scientists - knighted by the Queen for services to the subject - has taken the helm as Director at The University of Manchester's Institute for Cancer Sciences.
31 March 2014
A woman from Manchester has warned other women of the need to be aware of ovarian cancer, especially if they have a family history of the disease, as part of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month.
24 March 2014
Manchester cancer scientists have revealed the potential of a less invasive technique to monitor how metastatic melanoma responds to treatment, in real-time.
21 March 2014
A study of over 50,000 women participating in the UK NHS Breast Screening Programme has found that, while three-yearly screening intervals are appropriate for the majority of women, approximately one third of women are at higher risk of developing cancer and might benefit from more frequent mammograms.
20 March 2014
In the North West, lung cancer rates in women have risen by nearly a quarter (23 per cent) over the last twenty years according to new Cancer Research UK figures* released today.
18 March 2014
A new way of targeting cancer cells is now being tested in the clinic thanks to recent work by Manchester scientists.
12 March 2014
Two new group leaders are set to join the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute at The University of Manchester – part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre.
10 March 2014
Researchers in Manchester have investigated the stickiness of leukaemia cells, and whether this is linked to drug resistance.
07 March 2014
Age is a major risk factor for breast cancer in women, with 80 per cent of breast cancer cases diagnosed in women over 50 and a third of all breast cancers diagnosed in women over 70.
07 March 2014
The UK needs to invest in testing for those men most at risk of prostate cancer rather than follow a cast-the-net-wide approach targeting the whole population, a leading scientist from The University of Manchester has argued at an international conference this week.
28 February 2014
Scientists from The University of Manchester – part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) - have discovered a new protein that is involved in cancer and inflammation in lung tissue.
27 February 2014
On-site workers constructing the new Manchester Cancer Research Centre building have been taking part in a health programme run by Clare Dickinson, the Cancer Research UK Lead Nurse for Manchester based at The Christie.
25 February 2014
A study led by University of Manchester scientists has shown promising results for a new treatment approach in follicular lymphoma.
17 February 2014
Scientists in Manchester are a step closer to understanding how lung cancer cells are able to spread into surrounding tissue and now believe that specialised channels that let sodium ions move into the cell play a crucial role.
14 February 2014
Scientists from The University of Manchester working with IBM Research have identified a key biological mechanism that for the first time explains why women with dense breast tissue are at greater risk of developing breast cancer.
13 February 2014
Herpes virus proteins are more ‘spaghetti-like’ than previously thought, which provides a vital clue in the search for an efficient treatment against a type of herpes which causes a form of cancer known as Kaposi’s sarcoma.
13 February 2014
The Movember Foundation and Prostate Cancer UK have announced the launch of the UK’s first ever Centres of Excellence programme in prostate cancer research.
12 February 2014
New research looking at the biological process involved in breast cancer development has strengthened the argument for a potential link between alcohol consumption and the disease.
05 February 2014
Every day 18 people die from cancer in Greater Manchester – around 6,500 a year – making the death toll around 10 per cent higher than the UK average*, according to the latest Cancer Research UK figures out today (Wednesday).
29 January 2014
Cancer Research UK’s Drug Development Office (DDO) - working with The University of Manchester - has launched a new clinical trial to treat lymphoma patients using the body’s own immune system to attack cancerous B-cells growing out of control.
24 January 2014
Scientists from The University of Manchester – part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre - used a simple protein test that could prove more useful in predicting survival chances for patients with head-and-neck cancer compared to existing methods.
23 January 2014
Scientists in Manchester have gained new insight into a possible treatment target for leukaemia by looking at what makes blood stem cells stop replicating.
10 January 2014
Patients with lung cancer who also have a specific gene rearrangement do better on a new targeted therapy compared with standard chemotherapy, according a study by academics from the Manchester Cancer Research Centre.
07 January 2014
Scientists at The University of Manchester – part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre - have been awarded a £1.8 million grant by the blood cancer charity Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research, to improve treatments for leukaemia patients.