Dr Luis A. Gomez-Sarosi discusses how cancer therapies interact with cancer and non-cancerous cells in the tumour microenvironment and how they respond to treatment. Solid tumours are composed of an array of different types of cells which include cancer or malignant cells and non-cancerous or normal cells, such as fibroblasts and immune cells. This complex […]
Talking About Cancer
Articles are written by our expert team, partners and friends. For all those affected by cancer, including patients, friends, family and carers. You are welcome to comment on each article in the article reply boxes. If you would like to write an article for our “talking cancer” section, please contact us, we are always happy to hear your point of view. Our guidelines for article submission can be found here
Mothers day, or mothering Sunday has become an occasion for honouring maternal bonds, the influence of mother’s in society, motherhood and mothers. Mothers everywhere will be visited with gifts. In this article we discuss how cancer with its treatment and side effects can affect Mother’s Day and how you can help a mother with cancer […]
Natalie Murphy is one of Cancer Care Parcels authorised contributors.
We all know that chemotherapy can be a difficult time. But whether someone has side effects and the extent of the side effects cannot always be predicted. There are however some basic rules for getting gifts for chemo patients, that if you stick to you won’t go wrong. What not to buy someone who is having […]
Dr Cohen started her working life as a research scientist and lecturer with over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications.
She followed a classical scientific career until she left mainstream science in 2000 (which coincided with the birth of her first daughter) to establish the Life Science Communications company, Euroscicon Ltd.
Euroscicon Ltd was her first company (which she sold in 2016).
In 2013 she was diagnosed with Cancer and set up Cancer Care Parcel
She also works with and establishes businesses and charities which benefit local, national and international communities via her company – The Pein Consultancy Ltd
Costanza Zanetti, PhD student of Prof. Dr. D.S. Krause at the Georg-Speyer-Haus, Institute for Tumour Biology and Experimental Therapy, in Frankfurt (Germany), describes the importance of the bone marrow microenvironment for the progession of leukaemia. Leukaemia White and red blood, as well as platelets are derived from haematopoietic stem cells, which live in the bone […]
Costanza Zanetti is a PhD Student at the Georg-Speyer-Haus working under the supervision of Prof. Dr. D.S. Krause. She completed her Bachelor degree in Biology at the University of Rome Tor Vergata and she has additional academic experience of 9 months at the University of Bilbao in Spain.
She completed her master’s degree in Translational Oncology at the University of Hull in England in 2016. There she investigated a new combinational therapy in oesophageal adenocarcinoma. She joined the Krause Lab as a PhD student in February 2017, working on the role of the bone marrow microenvironment in leukaemia using different mouse models and new techniques.
Imaging cancer using positron emission tomography Positron emission tomography (PET) is a modern imaging technique that has been widely available throughout hospitals and cancer clinics since the 1990s. PET provides very different information to the better-known imaging methods X-ray and CT, which “capture” tumours by showing the internal structure of the body, similar to a […]READ ARTICLE
We …researched …voted …listened …chatted … and researched some more. We came up with these top four UK charities and voluntary groups that will give you free cancer gifts if you have a cancer diagnosis. If you don’t agree with our list or you would like to nominate an entry for 2019 please get in […]READ ARTICLE
One of several things that impressed me when I started working in cancer research was the fact that there were still some people who would raise an eyebrow when I answered the question “what do you do?” Though most people are supportive and even enthusiastic about cancer research, there remains a small minority who obstinately […]
Flávia is a biomedical scientist currently working at the Institute of Cancer Research in London, where she performs tumour molecular profiling by Next-Generation Sequencing in the context of clinical trials. She received her BMSc from the Lisbon School of Health Technology and has strong interests in science communication and policy.
Have you ever thought about buying flowers for chemotherapy patients? Flowers can convey powerful messages like love, regret, sorrow without the need for words or just become a treat for your freshly cleaned room and your Instagram feed. As a universal means of communication, offering flowers for chemotherapy patients might seem like a good idea. Well, […]
Dr Luisa Robbez-Masson was awarded a PhD from Barts Cancer Institute (Queen Mary University) for studying non-coding polymorphisms in the human FGFR2 gene and their association with breast cancer risk.
Cancer Care Packs can help your friend, loved one or colleague cope with the everyday stress of their cancer diagnosis. These cancer packages are full of useful, thoughtful, pampering and comforting items created by an expert team who have all been affected by cancer. You can find care packs for people undergoing any type of treatment, […]READ ARTICLE
Neuroblastoma stage 3 and 4 is a chemotherapy-resistant, highly aggressive disease. High-risk neuroblastoma frequently displays gene defects which fall in three almost non-ovelapping categories. With the use of whole-genome sequencing studies, one of these three groups has been identified as patients with genomic rearrangements associated with an increased expression of a gene called TERT and […]
Born and raised in Greece, Dr Koutroumanidou now lives and work in London. A bench-to-bedside and personalised medicine enthusiast, she is a proud member of the Institute of Cancer Research family currently working on a ground breaking childhood cancer project that aims to establish the first genetic test offered by the NHS to all the children with a solid tumour in the UK.
Subscribe to our monthly newsletter
We strongly advise you to talk with a health care professional about specific medical conditions and treatments. The information on our site is meant to be helpful and educational but is not a substitute for medical advice.