New evidence on link between obesity and smoking behaviour from genetic data: obese people at higher risk of smoking25 May 2018A study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) provides new evidence that increased weight and obesity may result in increased smoking. The Cancer Research UK (CRUK)-funded study, involving University of Bristol researchers and published today in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), found that increased body mass index (BMI), body fat percentage, and waist circumference were associated both with a higher risk of being a smoker and with greater smoking intensity, measured by the number of cigarettes smoked per day. These results were consistent in both men and women.
Can a home WiFi router act as a medical sensing device?10 May 2018New research that could transform the future of healthcare will investigate whether it is possible to reuse WiFi radio waves as a medical radar system. The research, led by the University of Bristol, is part of a new £1.5 million grant awarded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Toshiba and Decawave to the OPERA project, a consortium including the universities of Bristol and Oxford; University College London and Coventry University.
EBI funded project awarded further funds to continue prehabilitation work for cancer patients9 May 2018Thanks to initial funding from University of Bristol’s Elizabeth Blackwell Institute we are now close to seeing some real impact from a prehabilitation intervention for cancer patients undergoing major surgery. The project, which aims to identify interventions that improve post-operative recovery, has been awarded further funding to take forward this important research.
New CEO of Cancer Research UK4 May 2018Michelle Mitchell OBE has been appointed as CEO of Cancer Research UK. She will replace Sir Harpal Kumar who is due to stand down in the summer.
Collaborative research to improve health and care18 April 2018Scientists are collaborating with NHS and public health staff to ensure that research evidence is used effectively to improve public health and patient outcomes. Professor Jenny Donovan, NIHR CLAHRC West Director, and Lara Edwards, NIHR CLAHRC West Manager, explain why collaboration is so important and offer some examples of the benefits it brings.
Poster Presentation on TeMMPo in Texas 1 February 2018The American Association for Cancer Research hosted the Obesity and Cancer: Mechanisms Underlying Etiology and Outcomes conference 27-30 January 2018 in Austin, Texas.