HPV Detection

Molecular techniques are changing the face of diagnostics, from identifying secondary tumour origins and gene expression levels right through to pre-natal and pre-implantation genetic testing.  Such techniques provide a much deeper understanding of disease processes, particularly cancer, allowing accurate differential diagnosis, bespoke surveillance and treatment strategies and also identification of reliable prognostic indicators.  Gynaecological cytology, … Continue reading

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Oncogenesis: Moving up and down a NOTCH.

Oncogenesis is defined as the progression of cytological, genetic and cellular changes that ultimately lead to uncontrolled proliferation and malignant transformation.  In normal tissue, regulatory processes recognise when cells must undergo proliferation, differentiation, repair or death to eliminate renegade cells and prevent the threat of transformation.  Factors that disrupt this regulation contribute to oncogenesis but … Continue reading

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Will you get cancer?

Have you ever wondered how some people who smoke heavily all their lives never get lung cancer, yet someone who never smokes (except passively maybe) does? Firstly, we’ve all been saturated with food and drink advertisements that boast they contain this and that anti-oxidant, but what about the oxidant that we’re being told to be … Continue reading

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