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  • Cancer risk from obesity differs for men and women 5 January 2021 A new study, led by researchers at the University of Bristol and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), has revealed that where fat is on our body may lead to different health outcomes for men and women. The research, co-funded by World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF), Cancer Research UK and Diabetes UK, found that having more body fat around your waist is more dangerous for women than it is for men when it comes to risk of developing colorectal cancer (also known as bowel cancer).
  • University of Bristol joins UK-wide calls for government to support post-Covid recovery plans 2 November 2020 The University of Bristol is among a UK-wide cohort of cities and their universities that is calling on the government to work towards a radical new vision to help bring social and economic prosperity post-Covid.
  • Bristol researchers awarded Future Leaders Fellowships 15 October 2020 Four Bristol researchers have been awarded UK Research and Innovation's (UKRI) prestigious Future Leaders Fellowships. The awards, designed to establish the careers of world-class research and innovation leaders across the UK to help them tackle major global challenges, are announced today [15 October] by Science Minister Amanda Solloway.
  • New emergency care research hub for Bristol launched 12 October 2020 The University of Bristol and UWE Bristol have joined forces with health care partners in the city to set up a collaborative research hub to improve the delivery of emergency care in Bristol and the surrounding area. The new hub, Research in Emergency Care, Avon Collaborative Hub (REACH), was launched today [Friday 9 October].
  • Nearly £8 million awarded to help beat cancer sooner 2 October 2020 Bristol scientists have received nearly £8 million in funding from Cancer Research UK – the biggest ever research grant awarded by the charity in the city.
  • Genetic study of proteins is a breakthrough in drug development for complex diseases 9 September 2020 An innovative genetic study of blood protein levels, led by researchers in the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit (MRC-IEU) at the University of Bristol, has demonstrated how genetic data can be used to support drug target prioritisation by identifying the causal effects of proteins on diseases.
  • EBI-funded project produces explanatory materials on COVID-related changes to health law and guidance across the UK 13 August 2020 Professor John Coggon (Centre for Health, Law, and Society, University of Bristol Law School), in collaboration with the UK Faculty of Public Health, PolicyBristol and colleagues in Law Schools at Cardiff University, the University of Edinburgh, and Queen’s University Belfast, is leading an Elizabeth Blackwell Institute-funded project to track and analyse COVID-19 related developments in law and policy as these apply to health professionals and the contexts in which they work.
  • Can exercise help prevent cancer? 23 June 2020 Professor Richard Martin of the Integrative Cancer Epidemiology Programme (ICEP) at the University of Bristol, summarises research findings showing that regular exercise helps to prevent cancers of the bowel, breast and prostate.
  • Integrative Cancer Epidemiology Programme Policy Report 23 June 2020 The Integrative Cancer Epidemiology Programme (ICEP) has published a policy report summarising key ICEP findings and their policy implications.
  • Bristol Cancer Research Network Show & Tell on 17 June 2020 18 June 2020

Cancer research press releases

Press releases relating to cancer research on the University's central news pages.

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