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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
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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
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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

Bloodwise: Repairing the rope: how PARP inhibitors stop cancer

Bloodwise: Repairing the rope: how PARP inhibitors stop cancer
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Professor Tatjana Stankovic writes for the Bloodwise blog about a protein called PARP1 that can cause a build-up of DNA errors in some types of cancer.
Date:
06/08/2018

Birmingham leads drive to improve global surgical outcomes

Birmingham leads drive to improve global surgical outcomes
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The University of Birmingham is leading on major health research projects in Asia, Africa and Latin America to help develop surgical research that will have the potential to improve the quality of surgery.
Date:
16/07/2018

Leading University of Birmingham researcher succeeds in ambitious cycling challenge in aid of cancer

Leading University of Birmingham researcher succeeds in ambitious cycling challenge in aid of cancer
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Professor Pam Kearns, Director of the Cancer Research UK Clinical Trials Unit, is set to cycle 175 miles across England in just 12 hours to raise cash to help young cancer patients and their families.
Date:
12/07/2018

Pioneering children's cancer research role to speed up crucial clinical trials

Pioneering children's cancer research role to speed up crucial clinical trials
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University of Birmingham researchers are leading the way with a ground-breaking role to enable more children with the rare cancer neuroblastoma to access potentially life-saving clinical trials more quickly.
Date:
11/06/2018

Leading neurosurgeon appointed Chair of the newly-established Birmingham Brain Cancer Programme

Leading neurosurgeon appointed Chair of the newly-established Birmingham Brain Cancer Programme
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The Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences recently appointed Professor Colin Watts as Chair of the Birmingham Brain Cancer Programme. He joins Birmingham from the University of Cambridge, bringing with him over 25 years of clinical experience,
Date:
08/06/2018

Trial to test new treatment combination for children and adults with leukaemia

Trial to test new treatment combination for children and adults with leukaemia
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A clinical trial testing a new treatment combination in patients with leukaemia launches through the Combinations Alliance, a joint initiative between Cancer Research UK and the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres (ECMC) Network based at University of Birmingham.
Date:
31/05/2018

Birmingham scientists link with hospital partners in China on data science health project

Birmingham scientists link with hospital partners in China on data science health project
Description
University of Birmingham data science experts today signed an agreement to join forces with one of China's best and biggest hospitals to gather, organise and analyse patient information under related laws and regulations from both countries and help improve healthcare for thousands of people.
Date:
24/05/2018

Health experts in Birmingham and Guangzhou set up joint research institute

Health experts in Birmingham and Guangzhou set up joint research institute
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The University of Birmingham and Guangzhou Women & Children's Medical Center today signed an agreement to establish a Joint Research Institute (JRI) that will use health data to help tackle childhood diseases.
Date:
24/05/2018
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