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Emma studied biochemistry at Imperial College London then stayed on for a Masters and PhD on her favourite topic, immunology. After almost a decade there, she braved the move out of London (a whole 12 miles south) and joined The Institute of Cancer Research to study multiple myeloma, a white blood cell cancer. She left the lab for the final time in 2010 and, after a couple of years at Breakthrough Breast Cancer, joined the Science Communications team at Cancer Research UK.

Science Snaps: leukaemia cells are born to run

Category: Science blog October 20, 2016

For this edition of Science Snaps we peer inside some bones, investigating how leukaemia cells get around and dodge treatm...

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Ada Lovelace Day 2016: from Ada’s coding to computers that analyse cancer

Category: Science blog October 11, 2016

On Ada Lovelace Day 2016, we speak to Dr Bissan Al-Lazikani about how she is using computers to help personalise cancer tr...

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Strengthening the foundations for early detection

Category: Science blog September 14, 2016

We look over exciting early-stage research looking to detect cancer, or changes that may lead to cancer, early.

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Why cancer is (still) more than just ‘bad luck’

Category: Science blog August 25, 2016

New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details...

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Watch our Google Hangout about testing new treatments in patients (Part 2 of 2)

Category: Science blog August 22, 2016

We explore how clinical trials are run, and hear from a patient about what it's like taking part in a cancer clinical tria...

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All women with ovarian cancer should be offered genetic testing – so why aren’t they?

Category: Science blog August 17, 2016

Recent research has reinforced the need for all women with ovarian cancer to receive genetic testing, but they aren't. We ...

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From one-eyed lambs to ‘targeted’ skin cancer drugs

Category: Science blog July 21, 2016

Our scientists have revealed how a targeted skin cancer drug works, which could help tackle drug resistance.

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