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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.

Tackling brain tumours, understanding immunotherapy and revealing cancer’s genetics at the end of life – accelerating progress at our Centres

Category: Science blog May 13, 2016

We’ve announced four new awards to speed up research in our Centres, particularly for cancers where survival is still poor.

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Microbubbles, a cancer cell shape sorter, and artificial intelligence – our latest innovative science projects

Category: Science blog April 4, 2016

We take a look at five exciting projects that have just been funded by our Pioneer Award.

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Blocking the escape routes: how an HIV drug exposes skin cancer’s weaknesses

Category: Science blog March 14, 2016

A new study from our scientists has found that treating melanoma cells with an HIV drug could make them more sensitive to a ‘targeted’ cancer drug.

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There’s a real sense of optimism around new ways of tackling lung cancer

Category: Science blog February 29, 2016

From immunotherapy to ‘targeted’ drugs, we report back from a recent conference on lung cancer.

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Opening a window of opportunity for head and neck cancer

Category: Science blog February 24, 2016

We take a look at our latest immunotherapy clinical trial, testing a new drug for people with head and neck cancers.

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World Cancer Day 2016: six ways our research helps patients across the globe

Category: Science blog February 4, 2016

To mark World Cancer Day, we take a look at how our discoveries over the decades are helping cancer patients all over the world right now.

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Grand Challenge two: wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus

Category: Science blog December 10, 2015

This entry is part 4 of 10 in the series Grand Challenge

We explore the second of our Grand Challenges and ask the experts if we can wipe out cancers caused by the Epstein-Barr Virus.

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