Brain Cancer @ Leeds

News and Events

2017

Researchers from Brain Cancer @ Leeds team up to investigate the use of oncolytic viruses for the treatment of GBM as covered by The Independent and the BBC

Dr Anke Brüning-Richardson and Professor Susan Short attended SNO 2017 in California with a team of researchers and presented several posters that were very well received (Nov 2017) https://twitter.com/AnkeBgyar/status/932023625925869568

Dr Lucy Stead and Dr Chiara Galloni highlighted Leeds brain-based research at the Brain Power public event for which the keynote speaker was Terry Waite (Nov 2017). Interviews with some researchers, including Dr Galloni, were broadcast live: https://www.facebook.com/universityofleeds/videos/10155250532738251/

Talk at British Neuro-Oncological Society (BNOS) annual meeting on Drug discovery, screening and molecular therapeutics by Dr Heiko Wurdak (Jun 2017)
See preliminary programme: http://www.bnos2017.efconference.co.uk/preliminary-programme/

GW Pharmaceuticals Achieves Positive Results in Phase 2 Study in Glioma – Comments by Principal Investigator Professor Susan Short (Feb 2017)
https://www.gwpharm.com/about-us/news/gw-pharmaceuticals-achieves-positive-results-phase-2-proof-concept-study-glioma

2016
Talk at the annual ‘Glioma Club’ meeting by Dr Lucy Stead on Inspecting Intratumour Heterogeneity in Glioblastoma (Oct 2016).
Meeting report available from: http://www.bnos.org.uk/events/glioma-club/

Yorkshire evening post: Leeds study into viral therapy leading battle against brain cancer (Oct 2016)
http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/health/leeds-study-into-viral-therapy-leading-battle-against-brain-cancer-1-8194708

Breast Cancer Now project grant for Dr Georgia Mavria, Prof Val Speirs and Dr Mihaela Lorger (Jun 2016)
http://medhealth.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/962/breast_cancer_project_grant_for_georgia_mavria

2015
How removing a protein slows blood vessel growth – Dr Georgia Mavria on angiogenesis in breast cancer brain metastases (Jun 2015)
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/3714/how_removing_a_protein_slows_blood_vessel_growth_in_tumours

Scientists discover protein that helps breast cancer access blood supply after spread to brain (Jun 2015)
http://breastcancernow.org/news-and-blogs/news/protein-helps-breast-cancer-access-blood-supply

2014
Yorkshire charities join forces to fund cutting-edge brain tumour study (Dec 2014)
http://yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk/news/yorkshire-charities-join-forces-fund-cutting-edge-brain-tumour-study/

ITV news: Leeds scientists could lead cure for brain tumours (Jul 2014)
http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2014-07-01/leeds-scientists-could-lead-cure-for-brain-tumours/

How a simple injection could help shrink a brain tumour – Prof Susan Short on Oncolytic viruses (Feb 2014)
http://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/3493/how_a_simple_injection_could_help_shrink_a_brain_tumour

BBC news: Virus injection could kill brain tumour cells (Feb 2014)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-26188765

BBC radio 4: New ideas to treat brain tumours – Susan Short and Ed Jones discuss potential new treatments for brain tumours (Feb 2014)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01s8dxw

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