Grant offered for cancer treatment

A £5 million grant has been given to an international consortium of scientists led by the Cancer Research UK's London Research Institute to further studies into personalised kidney cancer treatment.

The money was granted by the European Union so that the team can identify gene targets for personalised treatment.

In order to identify which genes regulate cancer cell growth in a low oxygen environment, the researchers will screen the entire gene set in kidney cancer patients.

This will allow them to gain a better understanding of how cancer cells respond to drugs blocking growth of blood vessels to tumours.

Dr Charles Swanton, head of Translational Cancer Therapeutics at the institute, is leading the scientific section of the consortium along with Zoltan Szallasi at the Danish Technical University.

"This exciting opportunity means clinicians and scientists across several European centres of excellence can work together to find ways to match kidney cancer patients with the treatments that will work best for them," said Dr Swanton.


Comment on this page »


Latest news

Chelsea and Westminster named the best place to work in the NHS for 2015

Nuffield Health opens doors of new Cambridge Hospital

Nuffield Health plans to open state-of-the-art diagnostic suite

Grant offered for cancer treatment
Connect with us on:

This site compiles with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information