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.