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Precision Medicine Approach to Pancreatic Cancer

Tuesday 09 October 2018

Pancreatic cancer is currently the 4th leading cause of cancer death in Western societies. It has hit the headlines in recent years for causing the untimely deaths of Patrick Swayze, Alan Rickman and Aretha Franklin

Q&A with Tim Kendall, Senior Clinical Fellow in Pathology at the University of Edinburgh

Monday 08 October 2018

Dr Tim Kendall is part of a collaborative team from across Scotland who are currently working on the SteatoSITE project.

Q&A with Dr Carolyn Low

Sunday 23 September 2018

Dr Carolyn Low is part of the SMS-IC laboratory team who has worked on all of SMS-IC’s key precision medicine projects. We find out what she’s working on just now.

Cabinet Minister for Justice and Glasgow Pollok MSP Humza Yousaf visits the Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre

Friday 24 August 2018

MSP Humza Yousaf visits Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre

Business Development in Boston

Tuesday 07 August 2018
Simon MacKenzie, SMS-IC

Boston, Massachusetts has a reputation as one of the top life sciences clusters in the world, due in large part to its unique cooperation between industry, government and academia. It has more biotech research and development employees than anywhere else in the USA and is home to thousands of well-funded life sciences companies who are driving innovation.

Precision medicine approaches to the treatment of Ovarian Cancer

Tuesday 07 August 2018
Professor Charlie Gourley, Professor in Medical Oncology at the Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre.

Ovarian cancer is often known as the ‘silent killer’, because its symptoms can be mistaken for other less harmful conditions, or simply put down to changes in the body due to ageing. This means around 7 in 10 cases are diagnosed at a late stage, by which time the cancer has often spread or is difficult to cure.

MSc in Stratified Medicine and Pharmacological Innovation: Kirsty Woodall

Tuesday 07 August 2018

Kirsty carried out a work placement at Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre (SMS-IC) as part of her MSc in Stratified Medicine and Pharmacological Innovation, which she studied at the University of Glasgow.

The one-year course is being developed in conjunction with SMS-IC and aims to create a highly trained workforce that will help address a shortage of skills in stratified medicine, which is a key growth sector in Scotland’s economy. Places on the course are fully funded by the Scottish Funding Council.

MSP Johann Lamont visit to Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre

Monday 18 June 2018
SMS-IC Admin

Today (Monday 18 June) MSP Johann Lamont visited the Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre (SMS-IC) in Glasgow, to see first-hand how it is bringing together industry innovators, clinicians and world-class researchers together to work on precision medicine. 

Precision medicine ensures drugs are specifically targeted to a person’s genetic makeup rather than a “one size fits all” approach.  This helps get the right treatment to the right person at the right time, improving outcomes for patients and slashing the costs of ineffective treatments, saving lives and scarce NHS resources.

Rheumatoid Arthritis - Exemplar Project Case Study

Monday 18 June 2018
Professor Iain McInnes, Professor in Experimental Medicine at the University of Glasgow

Rheumatoid Arthritis currently affects around 35,000 people in Scotland. It causes joint pain, swelling and stiffness, affecting a patient’s mobility and interfering with their quality of life and ability to work. Patients may need long-term treatment to control their symptoms and reduce joint damage.

Despite the fact that treatment options have improved in the last 20 years, the UK National Audit Office estimates that rheumatoid arthritis costs the NHS around £560 million every year. A significant part of this cost is down to failed treatments.

Professor Iain McInnes of the University of Glasgow explains how a precision medicine project being carried out by Stratified Medicine Scotland Innovation Centre could help both patients and the NHS.

International NASH Day blog

Tuesday 12 June 2018
Prof Jonathan Fallowfield

Today (12th June 2018) is the first International NASH Day – a day to help raise awareness of this silent epidemic which currently has no approved treatment. We’re working on a project which we hope will change this –please read on for more information