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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.

Migration, settlement, and more migration: how prostate cancers spread

Category: Science blog April 1, 2015

We explore new research tracing the origins of prostate cancer and how the disease spreads around the body.

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The HOPON clinical trial: a patient’s view

Category: Science blog January 9, 2015

In the final post in our series about the HOPON clinical trial, we hear from a patient who recently took part in the research, Gerard Dean.

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The HOPON clinical trial: the research nurses’ role

Category: Science blog January 8, 2015

In the second installment of our series on the HOPON clinical trial we hear from the research nurses who help to run the trial in Liverpool.

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The HOPON clinical trial: the doctor’s perspective

Category: Science blog January 7, 2015

In the first of a three-part series we hear from a doctor whose clinical trial was funded by Stand Up To Cancer in 2012.

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Dances with Pharma: part 2 – How Cancer Research UK works with industry

Category: Science blog December 17, 2014

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Dances with Pharma

In the second part of this two-part series, we look at our work with industry, why it’s important, and how we try to influence the way drugs get to patients.

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Dances with Pharma: part 1 – why are drugs so expensive?

Category: Science blog December 16, 2014

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Dances with Pharma

In this first in a two-part series, we take a look at how cancer drugs get to patients, and at some of reasons behind the spiralling costs.

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HPV: the whole story, warts and all

Category: Science blog September 16, 2014

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Cancer and Infections

In the latest instalment of our cancer and infections series, we explore the history behind the cancer-causing human papillomavirus.

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