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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.

Proton beam therapy: where are we now?

Category: Science blog July 16, 2015

We look at the competing programmes – public and private – that aim to bring a new form of radiotherapy, called proton beam therapy, to the UK

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Cancer killer combination could make cells more sensitive to chemo

Category: Science blog July 15, 2015

How our researchers in Manchester are helping develop ways to make chemotherapy kinder and more effective.

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Solving a breast cancer mystery – why do ‘double-positive’ women do better?

Category: Science blog July 8, 2015

Our researchers in Cambridge have solved a long-standing mystery in breast cancer that could lead to new trials to improve treatment for the disease.

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When defences attack: the hidden cause of cancer hiding in our cells

Category: Science blog May 12, 2015

We look at APOBECs – biological double-agents that start out as a friend to our cells but morph into a deadly enemy as cancers develop.

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Alternative therapies: what’s the harm?

Category: Science blog April 27, 2015

We often see stories in the media about cancer patients who have chosen alternative treatments, either alongside or instead of conventional treatment. Every can...

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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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