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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.

Alternative cancer therapies: the potential impact on survival

Category: Science blog November 1, 2017 4 comments

Research from the US provides evidence of the harm of patients choosing alternative therapy and declining conventional treatments and the impact on survival.

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Professor Jack Cuzick: ‘Sitting on the borders between maths and cancer medicine’

Category: Science blog September 19, 2017 2 comments

Professor Jack Cuzick has received our Lifetime Achievement Award for his work on cancer prevention and detection.

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Sugar and cancer – what you need to know

Category: Science blog May 15, 2017 62 comments

We tackle the myth that sugar ‘feeds’ cancer cells, and explore how the amount of sugar in our diets is cause for concern due to obesity.

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Taking a potential new breast cancer treatment from the lab to the clinic

Category: Science blog May 5, 2017 5 comments

Our research has led to new clinical trials testing a combination of hormone therapies in women with early, double-positive breast cancer.

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Testing a new immunotherapy treatment for neuroblastoma

Category: Science blog May 3, 2017 4 comments

A researcher explains an early stage clinical trial testing the potential of a new type of immunotherapy to treat neuroblastoma.

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Taking advantage of cancers’ abnormal metabolism could lead to a new way to ‘starve’ tumours

Category: Science blog April 19, 2017 Comments are closed

Our researchers in Glasgow might have found a way to shut down certain cancer cells’ fuel supply with a specially designed diet.

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Giving pancreatic cancer patients better opportunities to join clinical trials

Category: Science blog March 24, 2017 Comments are closed

We’re backing a new project that could boost our understanding of pancreatic cancer and increase opportunities for patients to join clinical trials.

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World Cancer Day 2017: liver cancer, a global challenge thanks to viruses and alcohol

Category: Science blog February 13, 2017 2 comments

In part 3 of our World Cancer Day series, we take a look at how liver cancer affects different regions across the world.

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World Cancer Day 2017: how to prevent cervical cancer cases around the globe

Category: Science blog February 8, 2017 3 comments

In the second part of our World Cancer Day series, we take a look at cervical cancer rates in different parts of the world. Read on to find out what can be done...

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World Cancer Day 2017: 4 cancers that pose a global challenge

Category: Science blog February 4, 2017 1 comment

For this year’s World Cancer Day we’re looking at how the rates of 4 types of cancer vary around the world, and why.

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