Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

Our Institute combines basic and clinical research with innovative technologies to address critical questions in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. We are a department of the University of Cambridge, core funded by Cancer Research UK.

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    Mutations in liver cells linked to liver disease and fat metabolism

    Research from the Narita Group and their collaborators has identified mutations linking liver disease with obesity and diabetes, leading to new understanding about how systemic diseases interact. For the first time, DNA mutations in liver cells have been identified that impact metabolism and insulin sensitivity in patients with liver disease. These mutations are specific to […]

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    Dr Joachim Hanna awarded Postgraduate Student Thesis Prize

    Joachim Hanna has won this year’s Postgraduate Student Thesis Prize. The Prize is awarded each year to an exceptional Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute postgraduate student that has completed an outstanding piece of work during their studies.  Dr Joachim Hanna completed his PhD in the de la Roche Group, supervised by Dr Maike de la […]

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    Shankar Balasubramanian awarded Breakthrough Prize

    Prof Sir Shankar Balasubramanian, Senior Group Leader, has been awarded the 2022 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences – the world’s largest science prize – for the development of next-generation DNA sequencing. He shares the award with Prof Sir David Klenerman, Department of Chemistry, and Pascal Mayer, from the French company Alphanosos. Professors Balasubramanian and Klenerman co-invented Solexa-Illumina […]

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    Dr Giulia Biffi awarded UKRI Future Leader Fellowship

    Institute Group Leader, Dr Giulia Biffi, has been awarded a UK Research and Innovation’s (UKRI) Future Leader Fellowship, as one of nearly 100 of the UK’s most promising scientists and researchers. The £1.7 million fellowship will enable Dr Biffi and her team to determine how the diverse DNA mutations present in pancreatic cancer cells shape the […]

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