WOMEN in STEM: Dr Karen Pinilla

Dr Karen Pinilla is a clinical research fellow at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre. She worked as a clinician in the breast unit at Addenbrooke’s Hospital before starting her fellowship in October 2019. She is now based in both Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute.

Cambridge University News | Feb. 20, 2020 | cambridge
~5 mins   

Tags: women-in-stem cancer breast-cancer

Zooming in on breast cancer reveals how mutations shape the tumour landscape

Scientists have created one of the most detailed maps of breast cancer ever achieved, revealing how genetic changes shape the physical tumour landscape, according to research funded published in Nature Cancer.

Cambridge University News | Feb. 17, 2020 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: cancer breast-cancer health

Magnetised molecules used to monitor breast cancer

A new type of scan that involves magnetising molecules allows doctors to see in real-time which regions of a breast tumour are active, according to research at the University of Cambridge and published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Cambridge University News | Jan. 22, 2020 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: cancer imaging breast-cancer

Detailed genetic study provides most comprehensive map of risk to date of breast cancer risk

A major international study of the genetics of breast cancer has identified more than 350 DNA ‘errors’ that increase an individual’s risk of developing the disease. The scientists involved say these errors may influence as many as 190 genes.

Cambridge University News | Jan. 7, 2020 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: cancer breast-cancer genetics dna

Study highlights potential of whole genome sequencing to enable personalised cancer treatment

Whole genome sequencing of tumour cells could help predict the prognosis of a patient’s cancer and offer clues to identify the most effective treatment, suggests an international study published today in Nature Medicine.

Cambridge University News | Sept. 30, 2019 | cambridge
~6 mins   

Tags: cancer breast-cancer genome-sequencing

Molecular patterns could better predict breast cancer recurrence

The genetic and molecular make-up of individual breast tumours holds clues to how a woman’s disease could progress, including the likelihood of it coming back after treatment, and in what time frame, according to a study published in Nature.

Cambridge University News | March 13, 2019 | cambridge
~7 mins   

Tags: cancer spotlight-on-cancer breast-cancer

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