23 November 2016
A highly successful University scheme to train “high flyers” who are likely to become future leaders in academia and industry has been renewed by the Medical Research Council (MRC).
22 November 2016
Cancer themed problem solving workshops, aimed at researchers and health care professionals, are the next stage of a Greater Manchester cancer prevention and early detection (PED) initiative.
21 November 2016
A blood test could predict how well small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) patients will respond to treatment, according to new research.
18 November 2016
Manchester's specialist cancer hospital The Christie NHS Foundation Trust has been rated outstanding by the health watchdog who called it ‘exceptional’ and ‘a leader in its field’.
18 November 2016
In a second boost for Manchester in as many months, a single city-wide bid has been awarded £12.5m by the Department of Health to fund the cutting-edge research space, highly trained staff and specialist equipment required to develop and deliver pioneering new treatments across three NHS sites in Greater Manchester.
07 November 2016
Substantial weight gain over many years increases the risk of obesity-related cancers in men by 50 per cent and in women by almost 20 per cent, according to new research.
28 October 2016
Jaw-dropping and hair-raising science experiments will be the order of the day during the latest Spectacular Science takeover of Manchester Museum.
12 October 2016
Work has started on building a pioneering radiotherapy machine at The Christie that can ‘see and treat’ cancer with pinpoint accuracy.
11 October 2016
A team of international scientists has outlined key recommendations for a global standard for scanning biomarkers in cancer - to bridge the gap between research and the clinic, according to a new paper published in Nature Reviews Clinical Oncology.
06 October 2016
Cancer Research Technology (CRT) – the development and commercialisation arm of Cancer Research UK – has today received a success payment from GlaxoSmithKline resulting from its collaboration developing molecules targeting cancer epigenetics.
04 October 2016
Scientists have discovered a new way to look for ageing cells across a wide range of biological materials; the new method will boost understanding of cellular development and ageing as well as the causes of diverse diseases.
29 September 2016
The University of Manchester has been awarded more than £5m for research into using nanomaterials including graphene in the human body.
28 September 2016
The NHS could save £44 million a year in treatment costs if four cancers were diagnosed more quickly, according to cancer experts at the launch of a dedicated prevention and early detection (PED) research initiative in Manchester.
27 September 2016
Three consultants from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, one of Europe's leading cancer centres, have been made professors.
22 September 2016
One of the most advanced pieces of equipment for the UK’s first NHS high energy proton beam therapy (PBT) centre has been built for The Christie in Manchester, and will be installed in June 2017.
14 September 2016
Today history has been made as a single Manchester bid has been awarded £28.5m from the NIHR, bringing lifesaving tests and treatments a step nearer for millions of people.
13 September 2016
A Manchester scientist has received a national award from Cancer Research UK in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the cause.
04 September 2016
Patients with non-small cell lung cancer which has spread to the brain could be spared whole brain radiotherapy as it makes little or no difference to how long they survive and their quality of life according to a clinical trial involving Manchester doctors and patients.
31 August 2016
Scientists in Manchester have developed a fish-based laboratory model to better understand the genetic faults that lead to melanoma of the eye.
17 August 2016
Researchers at The University of Manchester have unlocked the potential of a new test which could revolutionise the way doctors diagnose and monitor a common childhood Leukaemia.
16 August 2016
Manchester scientists have explained some of the contradictory behaviour of a molecule known as Rac1 by showing that its activity depends on where its 'push' comes from.
16 August 2016
Dr Claus Jorgensen, who leads the Systems Oncology group at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, has recently been awarded further funding from the Rosetrees Trust.
04 August 2016
Cancer patients, scientists and fashion designers have worked together to create an intriguing exhibition with a difference, which has been on display in Manchester as part of European City of Science.
04 August 2016
The University of Manchester is to lead a £1.47million Cancer Research UK programme to bring major advances in lung cancer treatments – the North West’s most common cancer.
01 August 2016
Researchers in Manchester have shown that a pair of proteins involved in the development of blood cells may have different roles to play, with one apparently much more implicated in certain types of leukaemia.
27 July 2016
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) together with Marketing Manchester, are delighted to be awarded the opportunity to host to prestigious Particle Therapy Co-Operative Group Annual Congress (PTCOG) in 2019, in Manchester.
26 July 2016
A new study involving researchers from The University of Manchester looked at the genetic information of more than 1,500 prostate cancer patients and identified two variants linked to increased risk of radiotherapy side-effects.
19 July 2016
Dr Emma Crosbie, Senior Lecturer, The University of Manchester and Honorary Consultant in Gynaecological Oncology, Saint Mary’s Hospital was recently highly commended in round six of the NIHR New Media Competition for her video on the Womb Cancer Alliance.
14 July 2016
Soapbox Science is back in Manchester and cancer researchers from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute are taking part.
13 July 2016
The Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute will be a partner in a new European Consortium to foster research on metastatic uveal melanoma and identify new treatments for this serious disease.
07 July 2016
A molecule which, for the last 20 years has been believed to be an indicator of good prognosis in tumours has been shown to have a dark side by new research from The Universities of Manchester, Athens and collaborators, recently published in Nature Cell Biology.
05 July 2016
Cancer experts from around Europe will converge on Manchester this weekend (July 9-12) to share expertise with the city's world-leading scientists at a special Congress.
05 July 2016
Latest figures recently released by produced by the National Cancer Research Network shows that the University Hospital of South Manchester’s (UHSM) Research and Development department is one of the highest recruiters for cancer studies in the country.
29 June 2016
Cancer Research UK researchers based at The University of Manchester and the US government’s National Cancer Institute have announced that two teams will work together to radically accelerate progress against cancer, in one of the first international collaborations inspired by US Vice-President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot.
27 June 2016
Professor Caroline Dive has been awarded a prestigious British Pharmaceutical Society prize.
16 June 2016
Dr James O’Connor, a clinician scientist based in the University’s Institute of Cancer Sciences, has become one of the first two medics in the UK to be awarded a Cancer Research UK Advanced Clinician Scientist Fellowship.
15 June 2016
£18 million lab complex will discover the clues to individuals' illnesses.
14 June 2016
CT scanner units are to be sited in shopping centre car parks in Manchester as part of a UK-first pilot project to try and diagnose lung disease earlier in smokers and former smokers.
08 June 2016
New research, by the Universities of Glasgow and Manchester, has revealed an ‘Achilles heel’ of Chronic Myeloid Leukaemia (CML) and found drugs to successfully target this weakness and eradicate the disease in mice.
06 June 2016
A University of Manchester-led trial has found that having radiotherapy once a day for six and a half weeks or twice a day for three weeks is equally good at treating small cell lung cancer.
05 June 2016
An expandable tube that unblocks the bowel before surgery could lead to fewer cancer patients – diagnosed as emergencies – needing a colostomy bag.
02 June 2016
A Manchester Royal Infirmary (MRI) consultant is the chief investigator of a new £118,000 grant-funded study aimed at supporting frail patients with myeloma.
17 May 2016
A ground-breaking study by University of Manchester and Liverpool scientists has identified a new link between inflammation and cell division.
17 May 2016
Your shoe fits the size of your foot, so why is your drug dose not tailored to your own personal characteristics in the same way? To answer this question, some of the world's leading experts in health care and pharmaceutical science are coming to Manchester this week.
13 May 2016
Manchester scientists will play a key role in ground-breaking research into the final stages of cancer.
06 May 2016
A pioneering cancer researcher from Manchester is to undertake a 112-mile cycle challenge around the Lake District to raise funds in memory of an inspirational scientist whose work led to the development of new cancer treatments.
15 April 2016
The odds of children having a genetic condition which causes learning difficulties and tumours have been dramatically cut, thanks to genetic analysis led by The University of Manchester and Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
14 April 2016
Dr Amaya Virós, a clinician scientist based at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Clinician Scientist Fellowship.
14 April 2016
Cancer cells use a mutant gene to coerce neighbouring healthy tissue into helping with the disease’s growth and spread, a major new study reports.
11 April 2016
A Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital doctor who is the UK Chief Investigator for an international trial into treatments for childhood leukaemia, has randomised the first UK recruit onto the study.
08 April 2016
A Wilmslow artist has created a new project which she hopes will empower those battling breast cancer.
07 April 2016
Manchester scientists have identified a potential double drug combination against B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.
07 April 2016
Professor of Radiation Biology, Catharine West, from the Institute of Cancer Sciences has recently been awarded the 2016 Weiss medal by the Association for Radiation Research
06 April 2016
A nurse from The Christie NHS Foundation Trust has been named ‘Oncology Nurse of the Year’ by the British Journal of Nursing.
04 April 2016
Professor Sir Salvador Moncada and Dr Maria Romina Girotti are among the 11 eminent scientists and exceptional early career researchers honoured in 2016.
23 March 2016
Vast amounts of data generated by screening patients for diseases like cancer and arthritis at The University of Manchester will now be used to improve treatment and drug safety in partnership with the University of Dundee.
22 March 2016
Research in Manchester has identified mutations in lung cancer that are key to tumour growth, offering a new way to differentiate and treat some patients with the disease.
14 March 2016
An HIV drug could stop one of the early changes in skin cancer cells that leads to them becoming resistant to treatment
11 March 2016
Approximately a quarter of women with HER2 positive breast cancer saw their tumours shrink significantly or even disappear, according to results from a clinical trial.
09 March 2016
The pioneering TARGET study has completed its first phase with encouraging results for conducting virtual biopsies.
07 March 2016
A blood test may be able to sound early warning bells that patients with advanced melanoma skin cancer are relapsing, according to a new study.
03 March 2016
Researchers in Manchester have been exloring the causes of high breast density that could reveal new ways to prevent the disease.
01 March 2016
Engineers, scientists and clinicians are to working together develop new imaging technology that could provide more accurate cancer treatments.
25 February 2016
A University of Manchester study has shed light on a chain of events that allows tumour cells to thrive in tough environments, identifying potential new ways to diagnose and treat cancer.
25 February 2016
New research involving Manchester scientists has identified key factors that drive blood cell development by recapitulating this process in a culture dish.
24 February 2016
Kate Hogan, a PhD Student at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, is attending Parliament to present her research.
10 February 2016
Researchers have identified a protein that controls how breast cancer cells spread around the body, according to a Cancer Research UK-funded study published in Science Signaling.
09 February 2016
Scientists in Manchester have explored the role of one particular cell signalling protein in bowel cancer, and found that its mutation promotes tumour growth.
05 February 2016
On 4 February – World Cancer Day – the MCRC played host to an evening event for alumni of The University of Manchester.
04 February 2016
Dr Claus Jorgensen from the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute is one of six scientists to have new research projects funded by Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund.
26 January 2016
Scientists in Manchester and Glasgow have found that certain melanoma cells change the way they produce energy for growth – offering an insight into drug resistance and a potential way to treat resistant tumours in the clinic.