Cytopathology

War on cancer PT 1: the development of chemotherapy to 1950

A review of the early historical development and use of chemotherapy to treat different cancers. The phrase “war on cancer” refers to the recognition of cancer as a major cause of death and the need to act, resulting in increased funding, clinical trials and the development of more effective treatments.

3D human cell models

Medicines Discovery Catapult and the Medical Research Council Centre for Drug Safety Science at the University of Liverpool are collaborating.

My lab: cellular pathology

Consultant Cellular Pathologist Paul Cross gives a guided tour of his lab at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead Health NHS Foundation Trust.

Petition to ban sunbeds

A petition has been launched in the hope of persuading the government to ban commercial sunbeds in the UK.

Liquid biopsy advances

Scientists are making strides in developing liquid biopsies for brain tumours by detecting tumour DNA in the fluid from around the brain and spine.

My lab: Cervical Screening Department

Cytology Manager Kay Ellis gives a guided tour of her department at Royal Hallamshire Hospital Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Editorial: Change for Cytology

The dedicated and passionate workforce deserves the care and respect it gives patients.

Ebola epidemic returns

Two years after the end of the most widespread Ebola epidemic in history and with a new outbreak in East Africa, what can we learn from those on the frontline?

British Journal of Biomedical Science Issue 4 2018: a synopsis

The hard copy of the autumn issue of our journal is complete. Editor Andrew Blann outlines the content of the latest issue, which includes six papers that use techniques in molecular genetics.

HOW WELL DO CANCER DRUGS HIT THEIR TARGETS?

Scientists have developed a technique that allows them to measure how well cancer drugs reach their targets in the body.

“CANCEROUS CELLS WORK TOGETHER TO INFILTRATE THE BRAIN”

Scientists have discovered that cancerous cells in an aggressive type of childhood brain tumour work together to infiltrate the brain.

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