Entries by mercuric

QUB Prof Richard Wilson will present MErCuRIC at the EORTC-NCI-AARC Symposium

On November 16, 2018, MErCuRIC PI, Professor Richard Wilson of Queen’s University Belfast will present “A phase I dose escalation multi-centre study crizotinib (MET inhibitor) in patients with advanced solid tumours” during a “Molecular Targeted Agents” session of the EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium. The meeting will take place on 13-16 November 2018 in The Convention Centre Dublin, in the Republic of […]

Queen’s University Belfast team makes a massive colon cancer breakthrough

New findings emerging from the research team at Queen’s University Belfast have identified a cellular process which can be exploited in order to kill BRAF mutant colon cancer cells, a particularly aggressive subgroup of colon cancers. These cancers are not only extremely aggressive but they do not respond well to conventional cancer treatments. The QUB […]

UNITO team publishes MErCuRIC study in Cancer Cell

A new MErCuRIC study from Prof Alberto Bardelli and the team at the University of Torino has just been published. The article entitled “Radiologic and Genomic Evolution of Individual Metastases during HER2 Blockade in Colorectal Cancer” was published on 9 July 2018 in Cancer Cell. Congratulations to the entire research team: Giulia Siravegna, Luca Lazzari, Giovanni Crisafulli, Andrea Sartore-Bianchi, Benedetta […]

MErCuRIC celebrates International Clinical Trials Day 2018

In celebration of International Clinical Trials Day on 18 May 2018, an exhibition showcased cancer clinical studies in the Northern Ireland Cancer Centre. MErCuRIC and all open clinical studies where there was local leadership were promoted. Patient representatives Margaret Grayson and Dr Edward Goodall were part of the team from the Northern Ireland Cancer Research Consumer Forum (NICRCF), […]

MErCuRIC presented at the 2018 All-Ireland Colorectal Cancer Conference, Dublin

MErCuRIC will feature in a presentation facilitated by Dr Austin Duffy of the Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Dublin at the 2018 All Ireland Colorectal Cancer Conference. Dr Duffy’s talk is “Clinical Trials in Colorectal Cancer” will take place on Saturday, May 19th at the Gibson Hotel, Dublin, Ireland. This 2-day conference assembles healthcare professionals with a […]

Margaret Grayson receives Iris Colvin Lifetime Achievement Award for Health

On April 21, 2018, valued MErCuRIC PPI team member Margaret Grayson received the Iris Colvin Lifetime Achievement Award for Health, presented by the Women’s Forum NI (Northern Ireland, UK) at Belfast City Hall. The award is bestowed in recognition of the lifetime achievement of a woman in service, dedication and commitment, and in this instance to […]

‘Trialling tailored treatments for colorectal cancer’: A European Commission Research & Innovation Success Story

MErCuRIC was featured as a Horizon 2020 Success Story on the European Commission’s Policies, information and services webpage on April 14, 2018. Below is an excerpt from the story. “Made-to-measure treatments are becoming possible because of the growing understanding of the genetic and molecular nature of cancers and disease in general,” says Coordinator Sandra Van […]

MErCuRIC study published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics

The MErCuRIC study ‘The unfolded protein response: a novel therapeutic target for poor prognostic BRAF mutant colorectal cancer’ has been recently published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. The body of research by Nicholas Forsythe, Alaa Refaat, Arman Javadi, Hajrah Khawaja, Jessica-Anne Weir, Heba Emam, Wendy L Allen, Frank Burkamp, Vlad Popovici, Puthen V Jithesh, Claudio Isella, Melissa J […]