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Cancer Open Day offers hope to family living with breast cancer

14 October 2014

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

24 September 2014

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

24 September 2014

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

24 September 2014

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

24 September 2014

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

20 August 2014

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.

Cash boost for cancer research

07 August 2014

Cancer stem cell research boosted by major Hodge gift

Wales Office Minister visit

12 June 2014

Baroness Randerson visits £30m Hadyn Ellis Building to see groundbreaking research into cancer and mental illness.

Donor Visits the Institute

05 June 2014

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.

The only centre in Europe completely focussed on cancer stem cell research

05 June 2014

Cancer remains one of the major challenges in terms of life expectancy and is recognised as the second largest cause of mortality within the EU, accounting for 28% of all deaths in 2010.

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