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An archive of CRUK Edinburgh Centre News from 2018

Our student co-organises a national conference

Laura Gomez-Cuadrado, a PhD student from the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre, was a member of the organising committee of a BACR conference in London: December 2018

Donation to support bowel cancer research

Dunlop: Donation to support bowel cancer research
Family and friends of Dennis Baron abseiled Barns Ness Lighthouse to raise money for bowel cancer research in Edinburgh: November 2018

Synthesis of palladium activated analogue of anticancer drug irinotecan

Synthesis of palladium activated analogue of anticancer drug irinotecan
Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre scientists synthesise bioorthogonally activated precursor of a potent topoisomerase I inhibitor: November 2018

Success for IGMM PhD student at the Bristol Science Film Festival

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Lana Woolford, a PhD student at the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre, has become the Regional Winner of the Bristol Science Film Festival: November 2018

New study assesses the effects of postmastectomy radiotherapy on quality of life in women with intermediate-risk breast cancer

Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre clinicians participate in clinical trial that provides important data on the consequences of postmastectomy radiotherapy in women with intermediate-risk breast cancer: October 2018

Ovarian cancer drug delays relapse

Experts from the University of Edinburgh’s Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre led the UK arm of an important ovarian cancer drug study: October 2018

Antibiotic may selectively kill dangerous skin cancer cells

antibiotic may kill dangerous skin cancer
Patton and IGMM colleagues demonstrate potential use for nifuroxazide in melanoma: October 2018

£1.5m to fund Brain Tumour Centre of Excellence

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Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre researchers have received £1.5 million for research to better understand brain tumours, one of the hardest types of cancer to treat: August 2018

Our scientist among the finalists of the Scottish Women's Awards 2018

Dr Olga Oikonomidou from the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre has been named as one of the finalists of the Scottish Women’s Awards 2018: August 2018

Science Insights work experience week

It’s been another successful year for the Science Insights work experience week: August 2018

New regulatory mechanism of p53 stability revealed

Representation of a complex between DNA and the protein p53 (By Thomas Splettstoesser [CC BY-SA 3.0]).
Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre scientists discover novel mechanism of regulation of p53 – an important tumour suppressor protein: July 2018

Researcher to reach new heights in charity skydive

Miriam Gomez celebrates the final experiments of her PhD research.
PhD student will skydive to raise funds for ovarian cancer research: July 2018

Palladium mediated catalysis works in preclinical mouse model

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Using advanced preclinical mouse model of prostate cancer, Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre scientists demonstrate potential utility of palladium nanoparticles for localised drug delivery in cancer therapy: July 2018

Cancer fighting effects of aspirin revealed in bowel tumour study

Regular use of aspirin is known to reduce a person’s risk of developing colon cancer but the drug’s tumour fighting properties have not been well understood: June 2018

Development of new inhibitors of oncogenic receptor tyrosine kinases

Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre scientists use cutting-edge approaches to develop novel inhibitors of oncogenic kinases: May 2018

Postdoc Opportunities in Frame and Brunton Groups

Following award of funding from Cancer Research UK, and others, the Frame and Brunton Groups have openings for postdoctoral researchers: June 2018

Cancer Research UK Staff Meet Edinburgh Researchers

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Shop workers get behind the scenes at the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre: May 2018

Successes at the UK Autophagy Network Meeting

UK Autophagy Network Meeting
Cancer Centre scientists won prizes at the 4th UK Autophagy Network Meeting: April 2018

Edinburgh scientists leading groundbreaking research to help predict bowel cancer risk

The SCOTTY Study
Scientists in Edinburgh are leading a groundbreaking study that could help doctors and scientists identify patients at risk of developing bowel cancer and find new treatments for the disease: April 2018

Professor Charlie Gourley named NHS Hero by the Herald

Professor Charlie Gourley’s important contributions to Scotland's healthcare featured by a leading national newspaper: April 2018

Multimillion pound boost for Edinburgh scientists to tackle brain tumours

SCIENTISTS in Edinburgh are set to benefit from over two million pounds to find new ways to tackle brain tumours: March 2018

Cross-Disciplinary Fellowships (XDF) Programme

XDF Programme
Up to 8 fellows who have acquired strong data analytical and/or computational skills from their PhD studies in physics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, or similar are to be recruited: Closing date 8 March 2018

Cancer patients’ pain can be eased by simple bedside chart

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Patients with cancer could benefit from a new approach to manage their pain: March 2018

Kindlin-1 regulates mammary tumour metastasis

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A study led by Professor Valerie Brunton from the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre demonstrated that Kindlin-1 promotes pulmonary breast cancer metastasis: March 2018

Cancer drugs could transform the lives of children with blood vessel defects

Drugs normally used to treat cancer could reduce the disfigurements of thousands of children born with life-threatening blood vessel defects: February 2018

Killing cancer cells using palladium nanoparticles

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Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre scientists develop a scalable method for preparing palladium nanoparticles suitable for the phothothermal ablation of cancer cells: February 2018

Cancer Centre scientists link new gene to autophagy

Simon Wilkinson
A study led by Dr Simon Wilkinson from the CRUK Edinburgh Centre identifies cell-cycle progression gene 1 (CCPG1) as an autophagy gene

MRC IGMM Health, Safety and Wellbeing Strategy Launched

The MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine launched its 2018-2022 Health, Safety and Wellbeing Strategy on Monday 5 February 2018

Professor Margaret Frame receives OBE

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New Year Honour for Director of the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine and co-Director of the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre: January 2018

Cancer immune evasion research on the cover of Science Signaling

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The Cancer Biology group at the Cancer Research UK Edinburgh Centre has just published new research that sheds light on how tumours evade the immune system. Their research article was selected as the cover story of the December 5 issue of the journal Science Signaling: December 2017

Professor Malcolm Dunlop receives Scottish Cancer Foundation Prize

Professor Malcolm Dunlop
Professor Dunlop was awarded the £10,000 prize in recognition of his efforts as bowel cancer researcher and surgeon: November 2017