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The Cancer Research Unit


March 2016

Miss Leanne Archer won 1st prize in the 2nd Year Biology Departmental PhD talks. The talk was entitled 'An Investigation into the Role of the ETS Factor ELF3 in Prostate Cancer'.

Successful Grant Applications (recently awarded):-  

Prostate Cancer UK - PhD Studentship 'An investigation of the role of the ets factor ELF3 in prostate cancer agressiveness' 2014-2016.

Yorkshire Cancer Research Grant - 'Can we exploit microRNA expression patterns to improve the prognosis for prostate cancer patients?' 2014-2016, £170,349

Prostate Cancer UK Grant: Maitland, NJ. 'Functional analysis of the role of the stem cell control gene latexin in prostate cancer invasion and metastasis' 2014-2016, £192,658

Prostate Cancer UK Grant: Collins AT., Maitland NJ. ‘Targeting the tumour-initiating population in prostate cancer’ 2013-2016, £187,426

Guest Speaker Invitations 2015:-

Prof Norman Maitland was invited to the following:

Invited Talk and Judge for student presentations on Masters Course – University of Madrid, Spain - 7-9 December

Presented abstract – AACR Meeting, Development Biology & Cancer, Boston, USA 30 -3 December

Invited Talk – Stem Cell Symposium, London - 12 November

Invited talk - DUO 2015 Congress, Urological Oncology Meeting – San Sebastian, Spain - 29-30 October

Invited talk - employees from Depuy Synthes, Leeds - 28 October

Invited talk - Circulating Biomarkers Conference, Glasgow - 30-2 October

Talk and tour of the Cancer Research Unit Laboratory by York Prostate Support Group - 21 September

Invited Talk - Cancer Translational Research Group (CTRG) Annual Symposium, Queen’s University Belfast - 18 September

Invited Talk - eci 4th European Congress of Immunology Conference – Vienna - 6-9 September

Invited talk - York Probus Group - 3 September

Dr Fiona Frame was invited to the following:

Yorkshire Cancer Research Annual Research Meeting - Talk 'Could a clinically approved histone deacetylase (HDAC) inhibitor sensitise prostate cancer to radiotherapy?'- 2 July 2015

The Cancer Research Unit draws its research funding from a number of sources both Local, National and International.



The Cancer Research Unit, Department of Biology,
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