Showing 8 articles tagged 'Genetics':

Major new research programme kickstarts precision medicine revolution for incurable prostate cancer

31 Oct 2017

Our new precision medicine research programme aims to tailor treatments based on the genetic make-up of a man’s prostate cancer. The results could extend the lives of more than 9,000 men with advanced disease every year in the UK.

Discovery of ‘metastatic signature’ raises hopes of early identification of lethal disease

29 Sep 2017

Deciding whether 'to treat or not to treat' localised prostate cancer is one of the biggest dilemmas for men and their doctors. Now new research from one of our Centres of Excellence could help identify which cancers are likely to spread and which are harmless.

Researchers discover new genetic signature for aggressive prostate cancer

1 Mar 2017

We welcome today's reports of a new test by scientists at the University of East Anglia to determine whether a prostate cancer is aggressive or not, but the tell-tale pattern of 45 specific genes hasn't yet been proven to work for all men.

What a difference a year in research makes

29 Dec 2016

BLOG: We're only 12 months into our ten-year strategy to tame prostate cancer, but that doesn't mean we haven't already made exciting progress. Our resident expert, Dr Ian Le Guillou, gives us his top ten biggest research breakthroughs (in no particular order) from 2016.

Two new research grants hope to make liquid biopsies a clinical reality

17 Aug 2016

Two research projects, using cutting-edge liquid biopsy technology to help improve diagnosis and treatment of men with prostate cancer, have been awarded funds by Prostate Cancer UK with the hope they'll used with real patients in the near future.

How liquid biopsies are helping us read the ‘crime scene’ of prostate cancer

17 Aug 2016

BLOG: With our new grants for research into the uses of liquid biopsies, Dr Sophie Lutter explains why they allow scientists to read clues about how a prostate cancer responds to treatment, and how they could revolutionise the way men are diagnosed and monitored with the disease.

Scientists find greater link between men with advanced prostate cancer and inherited gene mutations

7 Jul 2016

Research published today has discovered a far higher proportion of inherited DNA mutations in men with advanced prostate cancer than previously suspected, opening up new possibilities for targeted treatments.

"Sometimes people feel guilty for having a mutation and passing it on"

7 Jul 2016

As new research emerges to confirm that over 11% of men with advanced prostate cancer have inherited mutations in genes that repair breaks in our DNA, we speak to Sarah Rose, a genetic counsellor at Guys and St Thomas’ NHS Trust, about the current availability of genetic testing for men with prostate cancer on the NHS and the difficult questions it raises.