01 October 2014
Treating cancers with immunotherapy and radiotherapy at the same time could stop them from becoming resistant to treatment.
30 September 2014
A study by Manchester researchers has shown that a boost dose of radiotherapy delivered to patients with higher risk prostate cancer is well tolerated.
29 September 2014
Referrals for genetic counselling and testing for breast cancer risk more than doubled across the UK, after actress Angelina Jolie announced in May 2013 that she tested positive for a BRCA1 gene mutation and underwent a double mastectomy.
26 September 2014
Manchester scientists have discovered more about the role of a particular gene in the formation of blood cells – work that could help improve understanding of cancer development.
25 September 2014
Immune cells may be responsible for drug resistance in melanoma patients, according to research published in Cancer Discovery.
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.