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Cancer Research UK Investment

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NEW ERA IN PRECISION MEDICINE FOR PANCREATIC CANCER Many patients have participated in clinical trials in the past and we are grateful for their contribution. Despite this, progress in improving survival for pancreatic cancer has been stubbornly slow, except for the few patients who are able to have potentially curative surgery. The time has come... Read more »

Landscape of pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer

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The whole-genome landscape of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumours is published in Nature today.   The research, which was led by the ARC-Net Research Centre of the University Hospital of Verona, Italy, with significant contributions from the University of Glasgow and the Australian Pancreatic Genome Initiative, examined a number of neuroendocrine tumours (NETs), specifically those which are found in the pancreas... Read more »

Whole Genome Sequencing from EUS biopsies

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Cancer can be described as a genetic disease – we can say this because cancer generally arises when a person’s genome becomes corrupted and the cells in their body stop behaving precisely as they should.   Scientists and clinicians are working together to develop treatment strategies based on the genetic makeup of each patient’s individual cancer. Recently, our understanding of the genetic and molecular... Read more »

Upcoming Pancreas 2016 Conference

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Next week we will welcome medical oncologists, surgeons, radiographers, gastroenterologists, molecular pathologists, pathologists and clinical and basic scientists from all over the globe, to Glasgow for the International Symposium on Pancreatic Cancer 2016.  The meeting will be hosted by the Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre and held at the University of Glasgow, Scotland on 9 –... Read more »

Scottish Genome Partnership Announced

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The Scottish Government today announced £6m of investment for the Scottish Genomes Partnership (SGP), a cutting edge medical research collaboration between Scottish universities and the NHS. The Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health, Jamie Hepburn announced the funding today (Tuesday 1 March) ahead of a parliamentary reception to highlight Rare Disease Day. The announcement follows on... Read more »

Identification of four Pancreatic Cancer subtypes offers new treatment insight into the disease

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Researchers at the University of Glasgow are part of an international team that have discovered that pancreatic cancer can be divided into four key subtypes which presents new opportunities to treat the disease. The study, co-led by Professor Andrew Biankin and a team from the Wolfson Wohl Cancer Research Centre at the University of Glasgow shows that each subtype... Read more »

First Minister announces £4m ‘Precision Medicine Ecosystem’

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The University of Glasgow is set to become a key player in a Scottish “global centre of excellence” in precision medicine, tackling diseases such as cancer and multiple sclerosis, thanks to a £4 million government investment.‌‌‌ First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the investment on a visit to the University of Glasgow-led Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation... Read more »