Last Thursday it was a great pleasure to join Jeremy Farrar (Director of the Wellcome Trust), Sir John Savill (Chief Executive of the MRC) and others for the inauguration of the MRC Metabolic Disease Unit and launch of the Wellcome Trust Strategic Award to the Metabolic Research Laboratories. It was a tremendous acknowledgement of our very impressive research […]
Career Development: CV Workshop
The Careers Service are running a CV Workshop for those thinking of applying for Group Leader or Lectureship positions. It will be held on the afternoon of Thursday 13 February 2014. For more information contact email@example.com or click here to book your place.
Dr Estée Török, Senior Research Associate, Department of Medicine, has been awarded the prestigious Clinician Scientist Fellowship by the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Health Foundation. The Clinician Scientist Fellowship enables clinicians to conduct research within a clinical setting in order to improve the long-term quality of healthcare. Dr Török’s Fellowship was one of […]
Student Elective Prizes
The annual clinical students’ Elective Presentation Grand Round took place on Wednesday 8th January. In 2013, 162 students travelled to 41 different destinations across five continents, ranging from some of the most resource-poor nations on earth to first world countries, including a significant number of projects here at home in the UK. Three students were […]
Exciting changes to medical education in Cambridge
This year, for the first time in its history, the University will be offering a complete programme of medical education to all its medical students. Successful applicants accepted to study Medicine starting in October 2014 will be admitted to a co-ordinated six year programme in which the Medical and Veterinary Sciences Tripos will be followed by the […]
Patient preferences for cancer investigation
Dr Fiona Walter, Department of Public Health and Primary Care, has co-authored a study into patient preferences for diagnostic testing for colorectal, lung, and pancreatic cancers in primary-care attendees. The study is published in The Lancet Oncology, and funded by an NIHR Programme Grant for Applied Research.
Using the body’s own defences to kill cancer cells
New research, led by Professor Douglas Fearon, Cancer Research UK, Cambridge Institute has identified how the ‘wall’ around cancer tumours functions and how to break it down, enabling the body’s own defences to reach and kill the cancer cells within. The method uses a drug (AMD3100, also known as Plerixafor) to break down the protective […]