- Academic partnership NIHR announces £25 million funding for the School for Public Health Research 20 September 2021 The NIHR has reaffirmed its commitment to public health research by awarding a third round of funding to the NIHR School for Public Health Research (SPHR).
- Bristol Cancer Research Network’s Early Detection and Prevention of Cancer symposium 17 September 2021 The University’s Cancer Research Network, alongside the Somerset, Wiltshire, Avon and Gloucestershire (SWAG) Cancer Alliance, hosted an online early detection and prevention of cancer symposium on 16 September 2021.
- Major international study reports the impact of genetics on epigenetic factors 9 September 2021 Understanding what causes epigenetic variation could be a step closer thanks to a new atlas of genetic effects on epigenetic factors. The atlas, which has been established by an international consortium led by the University of Bristol, will enable scientists to learn more about the mechanisms underpinning gene regulation.
- New hypothesis proposed for how chlamydia might increase cancer and ectopic pregnancy risk 25 August 2021 A review of evidence by researchers at the University of Bristol and University of Edinburgh has suggested a possible new means by which chlamydia could lead to an increased risk of cancer and ectopic pregnancy. The hypothesis also provides a possible explanation for how pelvic inflammatory disease may be triggered in some women.
- GW4 BioMed2 MRC Doctoral Training Partnership secures major boost as part of MRC’s £79 million investment 8 July 2021 The GW4 Alliance, comprising Bath, Bristol, Cardiff and Exeter Universities, has been awarded a share of £79 million funding from the Medical Research Council (MRC) to support 64 studentships over the next three years.
- Patient reporting of possible cancer symptoms to GPs fell during first wave of pandemic 25 May 2021 The number of patients aged over 50 reporting possible cancer symptoms to their GPs fell during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, a study at the University of Bristol published in BMJ Open today [25 May] has found. The reduction in reporting was most pronounced for common symptoms, which rarely indicate cancer. It was also significant for 'alarm' symptoms, which are more likely to indicate cancer in older age groups, though most of the time they don’t.
- Study reveals huge pressures on anaesthesia and critical care workforce and hospitals during winter wave of COVID-19 pandemic, and devastating drop in surgical activity 19 May 2021 New research published in Anaesthesia, a journal of the Association of Anaesthetists, shows the huge pressure anaesthesia and critical care staff in the UK have been under throughout the winter wave of COVID-19, as the number of newly admitted infected patients surged and most planned surgeries, including a substantial number of critical cancer operations, were cancelled.
- University professors join Academy of Medical Sciences Fellowship 12 May 2021 Professor Jane Blazeby and Professor Jonathan Sterne have been elected to The Academy of Medical Sciences’ respected and influential Fellowship.
- Leading cancer scientist to open new charity superstore in Bristol 15 April 2021 A leading cancer scientist whose work helps towards beating cancer in the city, will officially open the first Cancer Research UK superstore in Bristol today [Thursday 15 April].
- Cancer patients set to benefit from £3.5m funding for cell therapies 16 March 2021 University of Bristol biotech start-up CytoSeek has raised £3.5 million to develop new cell therapies to treat solid tumours in cancer patients.
Cancer research press releases
Press releases relating to cancer research on the University's central news pages.