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Cancer cachexia research wins major award at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh

A recent study led by researchers from Anatomy@Edinburgh and Clinical Surgery has been recognized at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

Ms Janice Miller (pictured) was awarded the coveted Mr Ian B Macleod Medal for Best Clinical Project within the Edinburgh School of Surgery for research on the causes of cancer cachexia. This work reveals that neuromuscular junctions – the connections between nerves and muscles – remain stable in patients with cancer cachexia. These findings will help to guide future research aimed at treating patients with cancer cachexia. The study was led by Tom Gillingwater, Ross Jones and Richard Skipworth and is published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Ms Miller was also awarded the Professor Kenneth CH Fearon Memorial Medal at the same ceremony.

Related links

The paper "Neuromuscular junctions are stable in patients with cancer cachexia" has been published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation where it can be downloaded.

New Insights into the Cause of Cancer Cachexia news article from 2019.

Ms Janice Miller awarded Mr Ian B Macleod Medal
Mr Ian B Macleod Medal 2019 – Janice Miller – 'Neuromuscular junctions are stable in patients with cancer cachexia' Boehm I, Miller J, Wishart TM, Wigmore SJ, Skipworth RJE, Jones RA, Gillingwater TH. Ms Janice Miller (2nd from right) and Professor Stephen J Wigmore, Regius Chair of Clinical Surgery (far right) at the awards ceremony, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.