How can genomics help us understand the hidden causes of cancer

We are well used to hearing about new large-scale cancer genomics studies, and how they might provide insights into new treatments for cancer, although what is often of more interest to those of us at EPICentre is how genomics can help unravel the causes of cancer, in particular for those cancers for which traditional epidemiology […]

Does urine hold the key to a pancreatic cancer test?

For a variety of reasons, including a lack of tests to detect pancreatic cancer in its early treatable forms and the poor performance of current treatments, pancreatic cancer has one of the poorest survival of all cancers – sadly, with many patients dying within months of diagnosis. Thus, the search for new tests to identify […]

Good news for research into early detection of cancer

Of the 14,000,000 cancer cases that occur globally each year, over half will eventually die from their disease, usually within 5 years of diagnosis. Even though there is much excitement about new treatments for cancer that target specific genomic aspects of the tumour (so called personalised medicines) it is hard to envisage how this strategy […]