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Cancer Research UK - Articles and news items

immunotherapy

Chemo may boost immunotherapy power in ovarian cancer

Industry news / 15 June 2016 / Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

A study has found that women with ovarian cancer may benefit more from immunotherapy drug treatments if they are given straight after chemotherapy…

asepticSU™ single use technology eliminates cleaning validation

asepticSU™ single use technology eliminates cleaning validation

Supplier news / 27 April 2016 / Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group

Cleaning validation has been eliminated, traceability simplified and filling accuracy enhanced…

imaging-technique

New imaging technique shows whether drugs work in cancer patients

Industry news / 11 April 2016 / Victoria White, Digital Content Producer

The first cancer patient in Europe has been scanned with a imaging technique that could enable doctors to see whether a drug is working within a day of starting treatment…

Lapatinib

Lapatinib and trastuzumab shrinks HER2+ breast cancers within 11 days

Industry news / 11 March 2016 / Victoria White

A trial has shown that lapatinib plus trastuzumab before surgery shrinks and may even destroy tumours in women with HER2+ breast cancer within 11 days. The EPHOS B trial studied 257 women with HER2 positive breast cancer in the short gap between initial diagnosis and surgery to remove their tumours. The trial set out to study the biological effects of the drug combination by measuring biological markers of cellular proliferation after 11 days of therapy…

immunotherapy

Researchers make cancer immunotherapy ‘breakthrough’

Industry news / 4 March 2016 / Victoria White

Researchers have found the tools necessary to give immunotherapy the precision guidance that patients with cancer so desperately need…

NEB® launches new NEBNext® Ultra™ II Kit for NGS Library Preparation with as little as 500 pg of input DNA

NEB® launches new NEBNext® Ultra™ II Kit for NGS Library Preparation with as little as 500 pg of input DNA

Supplier news / 4 November 2015 / New England BioLabs, Inc.

New Ultra II technology addresses lower input amounts and challenging sample types for Illumina® next generation sequencing systems…

tumour-dna

Tumour DNA in blood can be used to track cancers

Industry news / 4 November 2015 / Victoria White

Scientists have shown that tumour DNA shed into the bloodstream can be used to track cancers in real time as they evolve and respond to treatment…

New Lymphocyte Genome Sensitivity assay can potentially identify patients with any cancer

New Lymphocyte Genome Sensitivity assay can potentially identify patients with any cancer

Supplier news / 17 September 2015 / Andor

Andor Komet software characterises ‘Comets’ to detect Cancer…

progesterone

Progesterone could help treat breast cancer

Industry news / 9 July 2015 / Victoria White

Around half of all breast cancer patients could one day benefit from having the cheap and widely-available hormone progesterone added to their treatment…

panRAF inhibitor

First patient receives new ‘resistance-busting’ panRAF inhibitor in skin cancer drug trial

Industry news / 5 May 2015 / Victoria White

A patient has become the first to receive a new ‘resistance-busting’ panRAF inhibitor with the launch of a phase I clinical trial…

Early Biopotency Signals demonstrated in Sanfilippo Type A Gene Therapy Trial, provides Abeona Therapeutics

Genetic screening could improve breast cancer prevention

Industry news / 9 April 2015 / Victoria White

Genetic screening could improve doctors’ ability to work out which women are at increased risk of developing breast cancer, a major study has shown…

AstraZeneca

MedImmune and Cancer Research UK establish joint CRUK-MEDI Alliance Laboratory to develop new biologic cancer medicines

Industry news / 25 September 2014 / AstraZeneca

AstraZeneca announced that MedImmune, its global biologics research and development arm, and Cancer Research UK, with its commercial arm, Cancer Research Technology (CRT), have entered into an innovative collaboration to establish a joint laboratory in Cambridge, UK…

 

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