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Research Update July 2016 – January 2017

20 April 2017

Dr McLachlan and Dr Dumas both went on maternity leave and we have appointed two new fellows in their place, Dr Cecilia Orbegoso and Dr Clare Pate.

Over the last few months the team have been testing samples for a specific mutation that has the potential to identify which women will benefit from a novel, targeted drug. We are really pleased with the initial results.

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RESEARCH UPDATE: January 2016 – June 2016

7 September 2016

Two years on from the launch of the Gynaecological Cancer Fund we are incredibly pleased to report that three review articles have been published in peer-reviewed journals involving the team that you so generously support. It is thanks to your hard work and the funding of research fellows that this research has been carried out and published.

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RESEARCH UPDATE: June 2015 – January 2016

18 May 2016

In the past six months, Dr Banerjee has appointed Dr Lucy Dumas and Dr Jenny McLachlan to join her team and together they are pursuing developments and advancing research across the full range of gynaecological cancers. The ground-breaking projects outlined here would not be possible without the support of the donors and the inspirational fundraisers and volunteers of the Gynaecological Cancer Fund.

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Reseach Update: Dr Jennifer McLachlan

11 January 2016

Dr Jennifer McLachlan, an advanced oncology trainee from Sydney, joined Dr Banerjee’s team in autumn 2015. She previously worked with Dr Banerjee as a junior doctor and is passionate about gynaecological cancers.

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RESEARCH UPDATE FROM DR BANERJEE (July 2015)

16 July 2015

One year on from the launch of the Gynaecological Cancer Fund’s tremendous fundraising, Dr Banerjee reports significant steps towards her goals, including appointing her first dedicated team member, Dr Michele Moschetta.

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Pioneering robot operates on grandmother

30 April 2015

The Royal Marsden have sent us news that, in April 2015, an 81-year-old woman was the first patient in the UK to undergo a hysterectomy using a state-of-the-art surgical robot.

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The Royal Marsden Magazine announces GC Fund support for Dr Banerjee’s research

11 March 2015

The Royal Marsden has published a feature in its latest magazine about Dr Banerjee and the Gynaecological Cancer Fund.

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RESEARCH UPDATE FROM DR BANERJEE

16 February 2015

The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity has sent a report to update the Gynaecological Cancer Fund on the exciting and inspiring progress of Dr Banerjee’s research since June 2014.

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WHAT’S NEW IN OVARIAN CANCER RESEARCH AND TREATMENT?

6 January 2015

Scientists continue to study the genes responsible for familial ovarian cancer. This research is beginning to yield clues about how these genes normally work and how disrupting their action can lead to cancer. This information eventually is expected to lead to new drugs for preventing and treating familial ovarian cancer.

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MEMBERS SELECTED FOR GC FUND RESEARCH TEAM

5 January 2015

On behalf of the team at The Royal Marsden Hospital, thank you for your immense support and generous funding for research into gynaecological cancers. I am delighted to let you know that the initial funding target has been achieved to start my team’s research programme which aims at delivering more individualised, precision cancer therapy to women. This would not be possible without your donations.

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