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2014-09-23 04:21:52

CAMBRIDGE, England, September 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- New spin-out from Cancer Research UK launched with funding from Imperial Innovations, Cambridge Innovation Capital and Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation Inivata, a clinical cancer genomics company focused on harnessing the potential of circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) analysis to improve cancer testing and treatment, today announced it has raised GBP4m in a funding round led by Imperial Innovations...

2014-09-11 08:27:28

-Conference Call and Webcast on September 12, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. ET, 5:30 a.m. PT- MENLO PARK, Calif. and LONDON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CANCER RESEARCH UK and Cancer Research Technology (CRT), the charity's development and commercialisation arm, have reached an agreement with Asterias Biotherapeutics, Inc. (OTCBB: ASTY), a biotechnology company in the emerging field of regenerative medicine, to take forward Asterias' novel immunotherapy treatment AST-VAC2 into clinical trials in...

2014-08-08 08:26:19

TOKYO, Aug. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cancer Research UK and its commercial arm, Cancer Research Technology ("CRT"), are to join forces with Astellas Pharma Inc. (Tokyo, President & CEO: Yoshihiko Hatanaka, "Astellas") to find new drug targets in the fight against cancer, with an initial focus on pancreatic cancer. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140416/84970 As part of a new collaboration, Cancer Research UK, CRT and Astellas will conduct a two-year research programme in the UK to...

2013-07-26 13:41:37

Scientists have discovered a new molecule that prevents cancer cells from responding and surviving when starved of oxygen and which could be developed into new treatments for the disease, according to new research published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society today (Friday). Cancer Research UK scientists at the University of Southampton found that this molecule targets the master switch -- HIF-1 -- that cancer cells use to adapt to low oxygen levels, a common feature in the...

Smartphone Game To Help Fight Cancer
2013-03-01 20:28:01

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online If two heads are better than one, then 10,000 heads must be about as good as it gets. When tackling difficult and complex challenges, it is often recommended to take a team approach and share the burden with as many people as possible. Cancer Research UK (CRUK) is doing just that, sharing the load of looking for a cure for cancer amongst anyone with a smartphone. Teaming up with Amazon, Facebook and Google, CRUK has announced...

2013-01-30 10:18:36

Embarrassment and not wanting to waste their doctors' time are more frequently reported by British people than in other countries, according to new research led jointly by King's College London and UCL (University College London). This may be holding British people back from presenting early with symptoms of cancer. The international study, published today in the British Journal of Cancer, is the largest of its kind, and suggests that cultural factors such as the British 'stiff upper lip'...

2012-12-08 05:00:06

Mee healthcare announces the launch of its sixth mee healthcare centre tomorrow. The new 1530 sq. ft. ℠see mee´ and ℠hear mee´ - vision and hearing centre - is located in the Sainsbury´s superstore at Weedon Road, Northampton. (PRWEB) December 07, 2012 Mee healthcare announces the launch of its sixth mee healthcare centre tomorrow. The new 1530 sq. ft. ℠see mee´ and ℠hear mee´ - vision and hearing centre - is located in the Sainsbury´s...

Cancer Deaths In The UK Expected To Fall
2012-09-26 04:54:45

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. As it approaches in the next few weeks, there are a few positive statistics on the state of cancer. Researchers from the United Kingdom recently revealed that they believe that cancer deaths will decline by almost 17 percent by 2030 if people continue to drop the smoking habit and there is a steady stream of treatments in development. According to the charity Cancer Research UK, the...

2012-08-10 02:44:26

High levels of iron could raise the risk of bowel cancer by switching on a key pathway in people with faults in a critical anti-cancer gene, according to a study published in Cell Reports today (Thursday). Cancer Research UK scientists, based at the University of Birmingham and the Beatson Institute for Cancer Research in Glasgow, found bowel cancers were two to three times more likely to develop in mice with a faulty APC gene that were fed high amounts of iron compared to mice who still...


Word of the Day
maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.