Congratulations to Professor Charles Swanton, who has just been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society in recognition of his pioneering work on the genetic evolution of cancer. Professor Charles Swanton leads a lab at the Francis Crick Institute, is Co-Director of the CRUK UCL Cancer Institute Lung Cancer Centre of Excellence and a consultant thoracic medical oncologist at UCLH as well as being a member of our scientific advisory panel! For more information click here.
Congratulations to Professor Rachel Batterham who will give this year’s 2018 Royal Society of Medicine Stevens lecture on ‘Harnessing the gastrointestinal tract’. We’ve been a longstanding supporter of Professor Batterham and her ground-breaking research into obesity. For more information click here.
A new treatment part-funded by the Rosetrees Trust and led by Professor Matthew Lambon Ralph. The treatment at The University of Manchester uses special software which gradually makes patients produce words increasingly quickly. The study led by Professor Matthew Lambon Ralph was published in the journal Brain. For more details click here.
A new study led by Dr. Simon Walker-Samuel at UCL shows how a new technique call convection MRI can be used to measure and image interstitial fluid pressure in solid tumours. This could be a very useful tool in helping to predict drug distribution in individual tumours. Published in Cancer Research and highlighted on the front cover. For more details click here.
Three landmark papers describing the genetic evolution and heterogeneity of renal cancers have been in published in the same issue of Cell by one of our leading researchers, Professor Charles Swanton who leads the CRUK Tracer X consortium. All 3 articles can be read here.