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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    Ancient signalling pathway could provide treatment hope for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    An ancient signalling pathway, known as the Hedgehog pathway, plays a vital role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and may be a druggable target for treatment, according to new research from the de la Roche group. The annual global burden of IBD, which includes ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, is estimated at over one million […]

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    Richard Gilbertson elected to EMBO membership

    Richard Gilbertson standing outside of the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute

    Senior Group Leader, Professor Richard Gilbertson, has been elected a member of the European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) in recognition of his high-quality life science research. Gilbertson is one of 67 life scientists to be elected this year, joining the community of more than 1,900 members in Europe and beyond. “The new EMBO Members and […]

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    Joachim Hanna awarded Guts UK/ Dr Falk Prize

    Joachim Hanna was awarded the Medical Student Prize for an essay describing his research project, which investigated the intestinal inflammation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). His project, entitled ‘Hedgehog Signalling Controls Th17 Differentiation to Drive Intestinal Inflammation and is a Druggable Target in the Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease’ was carried out at the Cancer […]

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    Cambridge cancer specialist to Race for Life

    Institute researcher and oncologist, Dr Sara Lightowlers, is combining PhD study, looking after her two young children, and fitness as she prepares to take part in Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life. Dr Sara Lightowlers, a researcher in the Carroll Group, straps in Saffia, three, and Samir, one, to a running buggy every weekday morning. […]

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