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Bernhard Baron Travelling Fellowship Prize awarded to Dr Jason Yap

Bernhard Baron Travelling Fellowship Prize awarded to Dr Jason Yap
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Dr Jason Yap has been awarded the Bernhard Baron Travelling Fellowship Prize from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists to learn a new surgical technique for the treatment of women with lower genital tract malignancies.
Date:
12/12/2018

Birmingham to lead brain cancer study in memory of Tessa Jowell

Birmingham to lead brain cancer study in memory of Tessa Jowell
Description
Significant funding of up to £2.8 million from The Brain Tumour Charity has been awarded to a Birmingham researcher for a major study named in memory of the late Baroness Jowell.
Date:
30/11/2018

Standard chemotherapy treatment for HPV-positive throat cancer remains the most effective, study finds

Standard chemotherapy treatment for HPV-positive throat cancer remains the most effective, study finds
Description
A new study funded by Cancer Research UK and led by the University of Birmingham has found that the standard chemotherapy used to treat a specific type of throat cancer remains the most effective.
Date:
15/11/2018

Research brings personalised medicine to treat leukaemia one step closer

Research brings personalised medicine to treat leukaemia one step closer
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Scientists at the University of Birmingham have revealed the roles that different types of gene mutations play in causing blood cancers in a study that was the culmination of a decade's research.
Date:
12/11/2018

Farming family's fundraising legacy continues to support brain tumour patients

Farming family's fundraising legacy continues to support brain tumour patients
Description
A cheque in memory of Richard Watson Jones has been presented to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham Charity to support the world-class care on offer for brain tumour patients at the hospital and the work of Professor Colin Watts, Chair of the Birmingham Brain Cancer Programme.
Date:
05/11/2018

Patients with HPV-positive throat cancer should receive chemotherapy not cetuximab

Patients with HPV-positive throat cancer should receive chemotherapy not cetuximab
Description
Patients with human papilloma virus (HPV)-positive throat cancer should receive chemoradiotherapy rather than cetuximab with radiotherapy, according to research led by the University of Birmingham.
Date:
25/10/2018

Cancer trial shows treating the prostate with radiotherapy improves survival

Cancer trial shows treating the prostate with radiotherapy improves survival
Description
Treating the prostate with radiotherapy alongside standard treatment led to a 11 per cent* increase in survival for some men with advanced prostate cancer, show the results from a study carried out in collaboration with the University of Birmingham and funded by Cancer Research UK.
Date:
25/10/2018

Breast cancer drug could be used to treat life-threatening leukaemia

Breast cancer drug could be used to treat life-threatening leukaemia
Description
A recently-approved breast cancer drug could be used to target and treat a life-threatening leukaemia, new research has revealed.
Date:
17/10/2018

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care visits Birmingham to see how cancer research is saving lives

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care visits Birmingham to see how cancer research is saving lives
Description
Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, met Cancer Research UK-funded scientists at the University of Birmingham today (Thursday, 23 August) to learn about their life-saving work.
Date:
28/08/2018

Birmingham cancer expert elected as first female President of BGCS

Birmingham cancer expert elected as first female President of BGCS
Description
The University of Birmingham women's cancer expert, Dr Sudha Sundar, has been chosen as the President-Elect of the British Gynaecological Cancer Society (BGCS), the first female gynaecological oncologist to be elected to this post.
Date:
21/08/2018
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