Gabi studied cellular and molecular medicine at the University of Bristol, focusing on cancer biology and immunology. After a stint at a diagnostics lab in Madagascar she completed a Master’s in science communication at Imperial College London. She joined the News and Multimedia team at Cancer Research UK in 2016, where she spends her days blogging as well as making science films and animations.
In this week’s cancer news: do you know alcohol causes cancer? And desperate measures are being considered around cancer care due to NHS staff shortages.
Our researcher, Professor Caroline Dive, has received a CBE in this year’s New Year’s Honours list. We spoke to her about her outstanding career.
The START trials provided the evidence needed to change practice for women having radiotherapy to treat breast cancer.
Our top stories this week: gut bacteria may influence immunotherapy, emergency bowel cancer diagnoses in women and lunch ‘meal deals’ are too sugary.
From this week’s cancer news we look at chemo-killing bacteria and ask: Can tattoos really give you cancer? Read the digest for more.
This week the US approves CAR T cell therapy, scientists make nanomachines to drill cancer cells in a lab and developers claim an app spots pancreatic cancer.
Physicists in Cambridge are using light and sound to gather information on prostate cancer in mice. This could show doctors how aggressive a tumour is.
Researchers believe that focused high doses of radiotherapy could one day replace surgery for small cancers in certain organs.