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Bayer to invest in childhood cancer trial at the University of Birmingham

Bayer to invest in childhood cancer trial at the University of Birmingham
Description
Significant funding from Bayer enables the University of Birmingham to deliver a new study arm of an international clinical trial which aims to identify more effective treatments for a rare type of childhood cancer.
Date:
10/05/2021

University of Birmingham joins drug discovery collaboration with Evotec and Bristol Myers Squibb

University of Birmingham joins drug discovery collaboration with Evotec and Bristol Myers Squibb
Description
The University of Birmingham is part of a new industry collaboration launched to accelerate drug discovery projects that will fast track research from lab to patient.
Date:
06/05/2021

Birmingham Health Innovation Campus takes another step forward after planning permission granted

Birmingham Health Innovation Campus takes another step forward after planning permission granted
Description
Work is set to begin on the first phase of Birmingham Health Innovation Campus this Summer after planning permission was granted by Birmingham City Council.
Date:
21/04/2021

Drug dosing technology to improve children's cancer treatment

Drug dosing technology to improve children's cancer treatment
Description
A new project has been launched in collaboration with the University of Birmingham aimed at aiding more precise drug dosing in children with cancer.
Date:
15/03/2021

COVID positive patients should delay surgery to reduce death risk

COVID positive patients should delay surgery to reduce death risk
Description
Surgery should be delayed for seven weeks after a patient tests positive for COVID-19 – as operations taking place up to six weeks after diagnosis are associated with increased risk of death.
Date:
11/03/2021

University Hospitals Birmingham's Brain Tumour Centre awarded Centre of Excellence status

University Hospitals Birmingham's Brain Tumour Centre awarded Centre of Excellence status
Description
University Hospitals Birmingham's brain tumour centre has been recognised as a Tessa Jowell Centre of Excellence following rigorous expert-led assessments by the Tessa Jowell Brain Cancer Mission.
Date:
04/03/2021

New study launches into COVID-19 vaccine responses in patients with impaired immune systems

New study launches into COVID-19 vaccine responses in patients with impaired immune systems
Description
A UK study sponsored and run by the University of Birmingham has launched aiming to better understand the immune response to COVID-19 vaccinations in patients with certain immunosuppressed conditions including cancer.
Date:
03/03/2021

Research paves way for rapid non-invasive diagnosis of some childhood brain tumours

Research paves way for rapid non-invasive diagnosis of some childhood brain tumours
Description
A study led by the University of Birmingham has found combining advanced imaging and artificial intelligence techniques can accurately classify the characteristics of common types of childhood brain tumours.
Date:
19/02/2021

Birmingham Brief: What happened to cancer while COVID-19 took the front seat?

Birmingham Brief: What happened to cancer while COVID-19 took the front seat?
Description
Professor Pam Kearns, Director of the Institute of Cancer and Genomic Sciences, writes an opinion piece on how COVID-19 has replaced cancer as 'the big C'.
Date:
29/01/2021

Better post-surgical care would boost cancer survival chances

Better post-surgical care would boost cancer survival chances
Description
Patients' chances of survival after cancer surgery is strongly linked with the standard of post-operation hospital care, a major international study suggests.
Date:
25/01/2021
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