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New study could help to better predict which individuals are more susceptible to cancer-causing agents in the environment

New study could help to better predict which individuals are more susceptible to cancer-causing agents in the environment
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New insights into the mechanisms behind how cancer-causing agents in the environment active genetic recombination in DNA could help to better predict which individuals are more susceptible to developing the disease.
Date:
17/11/2020

Routine testing for COVID-19 can make surgery safer

Routine testing for COVID-19 can make surgery safer
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Routine testing patients for COVID-19 before major surgery could reduce the risk of respiratory complications and save lives, a new study reveals.
Date:
12/11/2020

Bladder Cancer Research Centre launches at the University of Birmingham

Bladder Cancer Research Centre launches at the University of Birmingham
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A new research centre which aims to overcome barriers for a common, but often overlooked cancer has opened at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
05/11/2020

New study into a rare type of cancer in abdomen lining shows possible immunotherapy treatment

New study into a rare type of cancer in abdomen lining shows possible immunotherapy treatment
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A new study from the University of Birmingham has found that 50% of patients with a rare type of cancer that has spread into the lining of their abdomen may be suitable for immunotherapy treatment.
Date:
05/11/2020

Barling Professor of Surgery recognised in 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours

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Professor Dion Gregory Morton, Barling Professor of Surgery, University of Birmingham, was awarded an OBE for services to Innovation in the NHS in the 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours.
Date:
16/10/2020

University receives two awards to mark gender equality

University receives two awards to mark gender equality
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The College of Medical and Dental Sciences has achieved the Athena SWAN Silver award from the Athena SWAN Foundation, recognising the College's commitment to gender equality.
Date:
15/10/2020

'COVID-19 free' hospital areas could save lives after surgery – global study

'COVID-19 free' hospital areas could save lives after surgery – global study
Description
Setting up 'COVID-19 free' hospital areas for surgical patients could save lives during the second wave of the pandemic – reducing the risk of death from lung infections associated with coronavirus.
Date:
06/10/2020

Birmingham scientists discover the earliest steps in the development of an immune response

Birmingham scientists discover the earliest steps in the development of an immune response
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The process of white blood cells responding to infections begins earlier than previously thought, according to a new study by scientists at the University of Birmingham.
Date:
15/09/2020

New study describes which cancer patients are more vulnerable to COVID-19

New study describes which cancer patients are more vulnerable to COVID-19
Description
A newly published study led by the Universities of Oxford and Birmingham has found that, compared to other cancers, patients with blood cancers are more vulnerable to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Date:
27/08/2020

Flagship Cancer Research UK precision medicine trial highlights the need for a new approach in treating genomically complicated cancers

Flagship Cancer Research UK precision medicine trial highlights the need for a new approach in treating genomically complicated cancers
Description
A pioneering lung cancer study has highlighted important factors that will need to be considered in the next wave of precision medicine studies particularly in treating genomically complicated cancers.
Date:
15/07/2020
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