Stem Cells

‘Stem cell’ test could identify most aggressive breast cancers

4 March 2015

New approach has the potential to identify women who might need intensive treatment to prevent breast cancer from recurring or spreading.

Maria Konstantinou, Mrs Anne Whipp and Juan Menendez Gonzalez

Gift Brings Two new PhD Students to Institute

26 February 2015

Two new PhD students recently joined the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, thanks to the generosity of the widow of former member of staff at the University Professor Richard Whipp, who has part funded two Studentships in her late husband's name.

Dr Richard Clarkson and Alan Dimery

New Animation Brings Cancer Stem Cells to Life

26 February 2015

World Cancer Day saw the launch of a new animation produced exclusively for the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute by voluntary supporter Alan Dimery.

Dr Lee Parry in tissue culture lab

Celebrating Excellence Awards 2014

26 February 2015

Research Fellow Dr Lee Parry was the recipient of the Outstanding Contribution to Leadership Award at the 2014 Celebrating Excellence Awards within the University.

Dr Florian Siebzehnrubl

EU proposal to study Glioblastoma through to Stage 2

26 February 2015

Work is under way in the lab of Dr Florian Siebzehnrubl at the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute to complete a Stage 2 application to the Horizon 2020 Societal Challenges call on the topic of New Therapies for Rare Diseases

Vice Chancellor, Dr Lee Parry & Sir Martin Evans

32% of all cancer may be avoidable by changes in diet

26 February 2015

The European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute marked World Cancer Day on 4 February by hosting a healthy breakfast event in support of one of the themes of the international awareness day – choosing a healthier lifestyle.

Dr Joaquin de Navascues in fly room

Flies and Cancer research: an old unlikely partnership

26 February 2015

Research Fellow Dr Joaquín de Navascués has been affectionately dubbed the 'Spanish fly man' by visitors to the Institute. He explains why a practice that is over a century old is still at the cutting edge of cancer research.

Dr Matt Smalley

Dr Matt Smalley Spearheads Institute’s Involvement with EU Agenda

26 February 2015

A review article by the EU Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) funded consortium PREDECT has recently been published, which outlines a project that aims to identify what are the best pre-clinical models for testing new anti-cancer drugs in breast, prostate and lung cancer.

Confocal microscopy

Better Understanding of Pancreatic Cancer Will Lead to Earlier Detection for Patients

11 December 2014

Dr Catherine Hogan, Research Fellow at the European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute, explains why pancreatic cancer is so hard to diagnose and how gaining a better understanding of the disease will result in earlier detection.

Snow globes

Research Institute has its say on H2020 research programme

9 December 2014

Dr Matt Smalley, has been instrumental in leading discussions at the inaugural meeting of Vision 2020's Health cluster that addressed the development of an oncology-focused position paper.