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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.

Can cutting out chocolate really hold cancer at bay?

Category: Science blog December 8, 2016 0 comments

There’s more to stopping cancer from spreading than simply cutting out chocolate, despite what the headlines say.

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Science Snaps: leukaemia cells are born to run

Category: Science blog October 20, 2016 0 comments

This entry is part 17 of 18 in the series Science Snaps

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

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

Category: Science blog October 11, 2016 0 comments

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

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Strengthening the foundations for early detection

Category: Science blog September 14, 2016 0 comments

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 26 comments

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 0 comments

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Google Hangouts

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

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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 3 comments

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

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

Category: Science blog July 21, 2016 0 comments

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

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Tackling hard-to-treat cancers – what, how and why?

Category: Science blog July 20, 2016 8 comments

Read about how we’re approaching the challenge of understanding and treating lung, pancreatic, oesophageal cancers and brain tumours.

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Watch our Google Hangout about drug discovery and making new medicines (Part 1 of 2)

Category: Science blog June 21, 2016 0 comments

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Google Hangouts

Discussing how the idea for a new drug can come from many different avenues.

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