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15/11/2018

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
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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
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
12/11/2018

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
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

University leads pioneering research to find solutions to the global threat of antimicrobial resistance

University leads pioneering research to find solutions to the global threat of antimicrobial resistance
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While this week marks World Antibiotic Awareness Week, experts at the University of Birmingham are carrying out pioneering research to find real world solutions to the global threat of antimicrobial resistance.
Date:
12/11/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

University of Birmingham students shine at international healthcare conference

University of Birmingham students shine at international healthcare conference
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Four students recently presented at the All Together Better Health IX Conference in Auckland, New Zealand, the leading international conference for Interprofessional Education (IPE) organised by the World Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Coordinating Committee.
Date:
12/11/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Students
06/11/2018

The Conversation: Most children who have their tonsils removed don't benefit

The Conversation: Most children who have their tonsils removed don't benefit
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Professor Tom Marshall, Professor of Public Health and Primary Care, writes for The Conversation UK on how seven in every eight children who have their tonsils removed are unlikely to benefit from the operation.
Date:
06/11/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences

Seven in eight children's tonsillectomies are unnecessary, study reveals

Seven in eight children's tonsillectomies are unnecessary, study reveals
Description
A new study by the University of Birmingham has found that seven in every eight children who have their tonsils removed are unlikely to benefit from the operation.
Date:
06/11/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
05/11/2018

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

Farming family's fundraising legacy continues to support brain tumour patients
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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
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences
26/10/2018

New research will study smallest vessels of the heart

New research will study smallest vessels of the heart
Description
New research by the University of Birmingham and funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF) will study the damage caused to the smallest vessels of the heart following a heart attack.
Date:
26/10/2018
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
25/10/2018

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
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research

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
Categories:
Medical and Dental Sciences, Research
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