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17 October 2014
A study in Manchester has explored a method to intensify the radiation dose for patients with head and neck cancer and shown that their new approach is safe and well-tolerated – offering the potential to better treat this disease.
 
16 October 2014
A Manchester-led study looking at controlling relapse in children with leukaemia has recently reported its findings – giving doctors more information on the best treatment approach for the disease.
 
09 October 2014
Researchers in Manchester have investigated which patients with lung cancer could most benefit from undergoing an alternative method for tissue biopsy – potentially reducing the risk of a collapsed lung for some patients.
 
06 October 2014
Research by scientists in Manchester has found that breast tissue cells can reawaken and continue to grow following treatment – findings that have implications for the design of breast cancer therapies.
 
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.
 

2014

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.
 

2013

20 December 2013
Scientists from The University of Manchester – part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre - believe they have discovered a new way to make chemotherapy treatment more effective for pancreatic cancer patients.
 
19 December 2013
Researchers from The University of Manchester – part of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre - have been chosen to lead new research network linking industry and academia set up to help develop new drugs, including anticancer drugs.
 
18 December 2013
Manchester scientists aim to identify key characteristics that help blood cancer cells survive after chemotherapy using a new piece of research equipment that can amplify DNA from a single cancer cell.
 
18 December 2013
Scientists in Manchester are getting new insight into the genetics of cancer of the eye by working out the entire genetic code of the disease.
 
17 December 2013
A study by Manchester scientists backs preventative surgery to improve survival for women who are at greater risk of getting ovarian cancer and suggests it appears helpful for women at risk of getting breast cancer because of genetic faults.
 
09 December 2013
The recent realisation that many human diseases including cancer, obesity and diabetes share a common cause in metabolic imbalance has propelled the establishment of a new Manchester Centre for Cellular Metabolism (MCCM) based at The University of Manchester.
 
29 November 2013
Cancer Research Technology, the commercial arm of Cancer Research UK, and the University of Manchester today announced a research agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) to generate new cancer drugs in the field of epigenetics.
 
29 November 2013
Manchester’s aim to become a leading international centre for turning innovative research into improved health for people locally and globally has received a major boost.
 
21 November 2013
Manchester scientists will benefit from a Cancer Research UK investment of over £100 million across cutting-edge research centres to help get new treatments and diagnostics to cancer patients sooner.
 
13 November 2013
Manchester scientists have developed a new imaging method that could help doctors choose the best treatment for individual patients by measuring how much oxygen is in their tumour.
 
12 November 2013
A topping out ceremony was held this week to mark construction of the highest point of the new £28.5m Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) building.
 
11 November 2013
A GANG of brave cancer survivors and those who have lost loved ones to the disease will leave a lasting impression on the new £28.5m Manchester Cancer Research Centre.
 
08 November 2013
The genetic make-up of a patient’s tumour could be used to personalise their treatment, and help to decide whether they would benefit from receiving additional drugs as part of their radiotherapy programme, according to a recent study involving scientists from the Manchester Cancer Research Centre.
 
01 November 2013
Death rates from prostate cancer in Greater Manchester have fallen by 18 per cent since the mid 1990s according to new figures* released by Cancer Research UK.
 
31 October 2013
Less than 7% of cervical cancer patients in Kenya are getting the optimum treatment needed to eradicate the disease, leading to unnecessary deaths - a study by The University of Manchester scientists reveals.
 
28 October 2013
Two local primary schools have taken part in a collaborative art-science project to mark the establishment of the new Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) research building as a milestone in cancer research in the city.
 
24 October 2013
Cancer imaging is set to get a major boost from a £35 million nationwide initiative to develop cutting edge imaging technologies for basic and clinical cancer research – with Manchester playing a major role.
 
22 October 2013
Women fighting cancer share their hopes for More Tomorrows through unique artwork on their heads.
 
15 October 2013
The Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) is hosting two public events in October - a screening of “The Enemy Within”, a film about the history of cancer research in Manchester, and a behind the scenes lab tour - both of which are part of Manchester Science Festival (24 October - 3 November 2013).
 
02 October 2013
Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) scientists have taken delivery of three new sophisticated research tools thanks to funding from the HEFCE UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF).
 
01 October 2013
A leading North West businessman and award winning entrepreneur has been appointed as the very first Executive Patron of the groundbreaking “More Tomorrows” campaign.
 
01 October 2013
Scientists in Manchester will be able to explore cells and proteins involved in cancer by looking at them closer than ever before thanks to a new state-of-the-art super resolution imaging machine, funded primarily by the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC).
 
13 September 2013
Scientists from The University of Manchester are leading a new European study to come up with methods to reduce the unwanted side-effects of radiotherapy and improve cancer treatment.
 
04 September 2013
Researchers from The University of Manchester have teamed up with experts in Leicester to study how much skin damage occurs at different light intensities and on different tones of skins.
 
01 September 2013
Cancer research in Manchester is going green thanks to the North West’s latest research building, which has been carefully designed to incorporate a range of environmentally-friendly features.
 
14 August 2013
The University of Manchester has invested in building a world-leading research group to tackle a problem that is largely unrecognised yet affects millions of people each year.
 
06 August 2013
Staff from The University of Manchester and Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust’s dermatology research team will be ensuring Salford City Reds fans don’t let their skin match the club’s name at their game on Friday 9 August.
 
26 July 2013
Leading researchers from The University of Manchester and Israel's Institute of Technology are to work together in the hunt for cures to cancer and genetic illnesses.
 
24 July 2013
A brave cancer survivor retraced her footsteps in helping to build a new £28.5m research centre when she officially opened the Cancer Research UK garden at RHS Tatton.
 
22 July 2013
MORE than eight out of 10 people diagnosed with malignant melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer, will now survive the disease, compared to only around five in 10 in the early 70s, according to a new report* released today (Monday) by Cancer Research UK.
 
18 July 2013
Manchester is set to play a key role in a world-first Cancer Research UK study that will unlock lung cancer’s secrets.
 
08 July 2013
Cancer Research UK scientists are the first to use an efficient new screening strategy to identify gene faults in tumour cells that are possible drug targets for the most common form of lung cancer, according to new research published in PNAS, today (Monday).
 
08 July 2013
A global recruitment drive to bring 20 of the world’s best cancer experts and their teams to Manchester is now underway.
 
27 June 2013
The Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) has received more than £4,700 – thanks to The University of Manchester’s Staff Survey 2013. The donations made to The Christie for £2,037 and Cancer Research UK for £2,666 have boosted the ‘More Tomorrows’ campaign, which was set up by MCRC partners to raise funds for the new research building.
 
17 June 2013
Findings, published in journal Familial Cancer, show women under the age of 40 at higher risk of breast cancer who went for mammographic screening had their breast cancer detected at an earlier, more easily treatable stage, potentially improving their chance of survival.
 
14 June 2013
Cancer Research Technology, the commercial arm of Cancer Research UK, the University of Manchester and AstraZeneca announce two agreements to seek new cancer drugs.
 
12 June 2013
Rates of the deadliest form of skin cancer are unusually high in young women in the North West of England, with sunbeds and cheap holidays to blame, according to research published today in the British Journal of Dermatology.
 
07 June 2013
Scientists may have found a molecular 'bullseye' for a rare form of melanoma, opening up opportunities for new targeted treatment, according to new research* being published in the Journal of Pathology today (Friday).
 
17 May 2013
As International Clinical Trials day (May 20th) is celebrated around the world, Manchester scientists are driving two groundbreaking early-phase trials that buck tradition by bringing together Asian and Western research sites.
 
07 May 2013
The University of Manchester has today announced the appointment of a world-leading academic, who is playing a pivotal role in nanomedicine - a growing field with potential to benefit patients suffering from neurodegenerative disease and cancer.
 
10 April 2013
Certain types of papilloma virus might actually prevent cervical cancer, according to a new study by researchers from The University of Manchester.
 
27 March 2013
Scientists, including experts at The University of Manchester, have found a near doubling of the number of markers associated with breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer.
 
25 March 2013
The number of teenagers and young adults* dying from cancer in Britain has fallen from around 580 per year in the mid-70s (1975-77) to around 300 today (2008-2010), according to a new Cancer Research UK report released today (Monday)**.
 
20 March 2013
The North West’s leading entrepreneurs have gathered to discuss how business can beat cancer.
 
12 March 2013
The Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund has today (Tuesday 12 March) announced it is funding a £150,000 research project at Cancer Research UK’s Paterson Institute based at The University of Manchester.
 
26 February 2013
The team has just carried out the first clinical trial to examine the impact of the fish oils on the skin immunity of volunteers. Led by Professor Lesley Rhodes, Professor of Experimental Dermatology from the Photobiology Unit Dermatology Centre at the University, the study analysed the effect of taking omega-3 on 79 healthy volunteers.
 
15 February 2013
Research carried out by scientists at Georgia Institute of Technology and The University of Manchester has revealed new insights into how cells stick to each other and to other bodily structures, an essential function in the formation of tissue structures and organs.
 
15 February 2013
Genetic medicine experts from Manchester Biomedical Research Centre at Saint Mary’s Hospital and The University of Manchester have identified a new gene responsible for causing an inherited form of tumour, known as spinal meningioma.
 
14 February 2013
Two academics from The University of Manchester have come up with a new diet which they believe can help lower the risk of breast cancer.
 
11 February 2013
Adding lung cancer drugs to targeted melanoma treatment could increase survival for certain patients, according to research published in Cancer Discovery today (Monday).
 
04 February 2013
In a significant breakthrough scientists prove for the first time that breast cancer stem cells, the driving force of a tumour, can be targeted in cells from patients; an approach that could increase the chances of survival for women with aggressive breast cancers.
 
04 February 2013
Defective regulation of the cell cycle leading to uncontrolled growth is one of the hallmarks of cancer. In normal cells the cell cycle is a well-orchestrated series of events mediated by activation of key regulatory proteins that result in cell division (mitosis).
 

2012

19 December 2012
Scientists at The University of Manchester have identified a protein that appears to hold the key to creating more effective drug treatments for melanoma, one of the deadliest cancers.
 
09 December 2012
A new paper published this month demonstrates that when it comes to activating cell division, location is everything.
 
28 November 2012
A scientist from The University of Manchester has been awarded a €150,000 (about £120,000) research prize for the development of scalpel-sparing tests for the diagnosis and management of cancer.
 
08 November 2012
Inspirational cancer survivors will take the first step in helping to build a new £28.5m research building for the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) today (Thursday).
 
01 November 2012
Cancer research in Manchester has been given a £12.8 million funding boost following a successful bid by The University of Manchester to the UK Research Partnership Investment Fund (UKRPIF).
 
01 November 2012
Scientists have identified a molecular ‘flag’ in women with breast cancer who do not respond or have become resistant to the hormone drug tamoxifen.
 
29 October 2012
Scientists have discovered a molecular ‘tell’ in laboratory experiments that could help doctors determine the severity of a patient’s prostate cancer.
 
29 October 2012
Manchester City Council’s Chief Executive Sir Howard Bernstein will be the next Chair of the Manchester Academic Health Science Centre (MAHSC).
 
18 October 2012
UK scientists hope that lymphoma patients could benefit from a new drug that triggers the cancer-fighting properties of the body’s own immune system, after highly promising early laboratory results.
 
27 August 2012
Scientists have developed a more accurate technique for imaging brain tumours that explains why different parts of the tumour have a different response to some anticancer drugs.
 
27 August 2012
A study of mechanisms that regulate cell division will better our understanding of the basic molecular processes that may lead to cancer.
 
18 August 2012
Joana Senra, a final year PhD student in Ian Stratford’s group in the School of Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences has been awarded the Jack Fowler award for her work on targeting DNA damage response pathways to improve the outcome of radiotherapy.
 
07 August 2012
Manchester scientists have found a new way of getting valuable information from tissue samples - even from those that have been stored for a long time and have started to reach the end of their shelf-life.
 
09 July 2012
Manchester scientists have identified a new risk factor associated with a high risk of relapse for childhood leukaemia. Developing drugs that target this factor may help to sensitise the leukaemia cells to chemotherapy and improve patient outcome after relapse.
 
06 July 2012
Scientists have found a novel DNA repair protein providing fresh insight into the processes of DNA damage that can lead to cancer.
 
11 June 2012
Scientists have discovered a new regulatory mechanism of cell cycle progression, giving insights into the mechanisms that may cause cancer.
 
10 May 2012
Manchester scientists have synthesised new compounds that can make tumour cells more sensitive to radiotherapy and that could be used to improve cancer treatment.
 
20 April 2012
One of The Christie's clinical scientists, Carl Rowbottom, has received the Chief Scientific Officer's Award for Leadership in the prestigious Advancing Healthcare Awards.
 
05 April 2012
The Department of Health has confirmed that up to £250m will be invested in building Proton Beam Therapy facilities at The Christie and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
 
15 March 2012
Plans to build a state-of-the-art cancer research building for the Manchester Cancer Research Centre (MCRC) have been approved by Manchester City Council's planning committee.
 
14 March 2012
Zelboraf (vemurafenib), the first personalised treatment to extend life of patients with BRAF V600 mutation positive unresectable or metastatic melanoma to over a year, is now licensed for use in the UK following accelerated review by the EU Commission.
 
02 March 2012
Professor Richard Marais, the new Director of the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research, took up his post on 1 February 2012.
 
02 March 2012
The Christie successfully obtained £4.5M funding from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) for its Phase I/II Cancer Trials Unit in recognition of the outstanding early phase research work already carried out.
 
30 January 2012
Dr Andrew Wardley has been appointed director of the Clinical Trials Unit at The Christie.
 
30 January 2012
Dr Nick Slevin has been appointed as the Chair of a new national advisory group on radiotherapy.
 

2011

10 December 2011
Patients from Greater Manchester are among the first taking part in a pioneering initiative to demonstrate how genetic tests could be used within the NHS to help match cancer patients to the most appropriate treatment, while building a database of information for research into new targeted therapies.
 
02 December 2011
A team led by Dr Andrew Renehan, a Senior Lecturer from the Institute of Cancer Sciences and Honorary Consultant at The Christie, was recently awarded funding from the second call of the National Awareness and Early Detection [of cancer] Initiative (NAEDI).
 
01 December 2011
Dr Navin Mani, a clinical research fellow and trainee Head and Neck surgeon in the Translational Radiobiology group led by Professor Catharine West, has written an article that was selected as the front cover feature for the 2011 Christmas edition of the prestigious British Medical Journal (BMJ).
 
21 November 2011
Greater Manchester-based patients are among the first taking part in a pioneering initiative to demonstrate how genetic tests could be used within the NHS to help match cancer patients to the most appropriate treatment, while building a database of information for research into new targeted therapies.
 
15 November 2011
Professor Caroline Dive from the Paterson Institute has recently been elected a Fellow of the European Academy of Cancer Sciences.
 
07 November 2011
The incidence of cervical cancer in women in their 20s has risen by over 40 per cent between 1992 and 2006 in England, despite the overall incidence of cervical cancer dropping by 30 per cent.
 
07 November 2011
A team of researchers from Manchester was yesterday awarded the 2011 Cancer Research UK Prize for Translational Cancer Research at the NCRI Cancer Conference in Liverpool.
 
07 November 2011
Dr Ivan Ahel, a Junior Group Leader at the Paterson Institute, was one of 22 scientists selected to become members of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) Young Investigator Programme.
 
22 September 2011
Cancer Research UK and The University of Manchester have appointed Professor Richard Marais to be the next director of the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research in Manchester.
 
11 September 2011
The incidence of cervical cancer in women in their 20s has risen by over 40 per cent between 1992 and 2006 in England, despite the overall incidence of cervical cancer dropping by 30 per cent.
 
04 September 2011
Manchester has successfully renewed funding for the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centre (ECMC).
 
04 September 2011
Cancer Research UK scientists have succeeded in purifying a protein found in bacteria that could reveal new drug targets for inherited breast and ovarian cancers - and other cancers linked to DNA repair faults.
 
29 July 2011
Dr Caroline Henson, The Christie's Medical Co-ordinator for the Macmillan late effects project, has won a Shire Innovation Specialist Registrar Fund award.
 
15 July 2011
A protein molecule that 'glues' cells together and so has a key role in cancer is also responsible for many other important functions of cells, a new study has found.
 
17 June 2011
The Christie's Comprehensive Cancer Centre accreditation certificate was presented to them at a special ceremony on 18 June 2011 in Amsterdam.
 
09 June 2011
Waleed Alduaij, a PhD student in the Targeted Therapy group at The University of Manchester which is led by Tim Illidge, has been awarded the Royal Society of Medicine Oncology Section - Sylvia Lawler Prize.
 
31 March 2011
The MCRC today announced proposals for a new state-of-the-art research building which will be crucial in helping the MCRC to develop and improve cancer treatment.
 
19 March 2011
A new chairman has been appointed to The Christie, one of Europe's leading cancer centres and an international leader in research.
 
01 March 2011
Dr Andrew Renehan, a Consultant Colorectal Surgeon at The Christie and Senior Clinical Lecturer in the Institute of Cancer Sciences at The University of Manchester, has been awarded the prestigious Hunterian Professorship from the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
 
03 February 2011
The Manchester Cancer Research Centre hosted an event on Wednesday 2 February 2011 to celebrate its 5 year anniversary.
 
01 February 2011
Professor Nic Jones, Director of the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, has recently been awarded the Gibb Fellowship - a well-deserved accolade in recognition of his achievements in cancer research.
 
21 January 2011
Professor Gareth Evans, Professor of Medical Genetics at The University of Manchester, has been appointed as the Director of the Manchester Breast Centre.
 
14 January 2011
Cancer Research UK and its commercial arm Cancer Research Technology (CRT), have established a team of scientists with expertise in cancer stem cell research to identify new targets to detect, monitor and treat cancer.
 
01 January 2011
The Manchester Cancer Research Centre, through The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, has joined forces with Europe's leading oncology organisations in the global fight against cancer.
 

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17 December 2010
A world-leading cancer researcher has been appointed as the next Chief Scientist of Cancer Research UK.
 
05 August 2009
Experts in Manchester begin research on a bank of high quality tissue from cancer patients across the county.
 
21 July 2009
Scientists have discovered a new way of killing cancer cells in a breakthrough that could eventually lead to new treatments for a range of different cancers.
 
06 July 2009
A team of young scientists attended the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) practical course ‘Molecular genetics with the fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe’ organised and held at The University of Manchester and the Paterson Institute for Cancer Research from 13-25 June 2009.
 
18 December 2008
Cancer research in Manchester has been confirmed as world leading by a prestigious national assessment.
 
05 September 2008
A new MCRC Collaborative Workshop Awards scheme has been established to encourage researchers and clinicians to develop strong partnerships across Greater Manchester.
 
15 August 2008
Cancer researchers from Singapore are to travel across the globe to Manchester to gain unique world-class training at the Manchester Cancer Research Centre as part of a scheme which is a first for the UK. The pioneering partnership was announced at a press conference in Singapore today.
 
03 October 2007
A groundbreaking new breast cancer research unit in Manchester is being set up by the UK’s leading breast cancer charity, Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
 
02 October 2007
Basic and clinical research in many disease areas, and particularly in cancer, is beginning to rely much more heavily on the analysis of human tissue to improve our understanding of disease mechanisms, the beneficial and detrimental effects of therapy on patients, and which patients benefit most from treatments.
 
01 October 2007
The MCRC will amplify the search for new cancer drugs through the creation of a drug discovery unit.