Cancer Open Day offers hope to family living with breast cancer
The European Cancer Stem Research Institute at Cardiff University welcomed hundreds of people through its doors as part of the first Cardiff Cancer Open Day held recently. Included in those visitors were two women – a mother and daughter from Newport – who were encouraged to attend the Open Day having been personally affected by the disease.
New Intervention in the Fight Against Bowel Cancer
It is widely known that bowel cancer is often driven by increased tumour cell survival and proliferation mediated by the deregulation of a key mechanism within gut cells controlled by the protein Wnt.
Leading New International Training Network
Deputy Director of the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, Dr Matt Smalley is spearheading the establishment of a new international training network for early stage career scientists interested in breast biology and cancer research.
Scientist by Day, Ice Hockey Player by Night
Three years ago, Dr Luke Piggott made headlines worldwide when his research using anti-cancer agent TRAIL discovered that the drug knocked out the protein c-FLIP, which gives stem cells their drug resistance. At the time, he was balancing life as a
PhD student and a professional ice hockey player with the Cardiff Devils.
When Science Met Science Fiction
Excitement levels reached a new high recently when Doctor Who, which is filmed in Cardiff, used the Hadyn Ellis Building as a location for an episode in its latest series.
Enterprise Selects Cancer Institute as Chosen Charity
The European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, one of Cardiff University’s high profile research facilities, is delighted that the Enterprise Holdings Foundation has selected them as their chosen charity to support for the next year.
Wales Office Minister visit
Baroness Randerson visits £30m Hadyn Ellis Building to see groundbreaking research into cancer and mental illness.
Donor Visits the Institute
The widow of Professor Richard Whipp, a former member of staff at the University who passed away in 2005, recently visited the Institute to see the laboratory named in memory of her husband.
New stem cell insights could hold key to breast cancer therapies