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Henry spent four years at university studying biochemistry before realising that the laboratory life wasn’t for him, and going to work for a science journal instead. From there, he went on to do a Masters in Science Communication and, after a brief flirtation with science journalism, in 2003 he started working for Cancer Research UK. He manages the charity’s news feed and this blog.

News digest – skirt size, early diagnosis, smoking graphics and more

Category: Science Blog September 27, 2014

Can changes in skirt size predict breast cancer risk? Can raised blood calcium detect cancer early? Probably not! Find out why in our weekly news digest.

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Prostate cancer: researchers begin to unpick drug resistance

Category: Science Blog September 5, 2014

A look at some recent findings from the US, from researchers studying how prostate cancers can be resistant to two new drugs – abiraterone and enzalutamide

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Botox for stomach cancer? No, but the research is fascinating

Category: Science Blog August 22, 2014

We take a look at science behind widespread but overblown media reports that Botox could be used to treat stomach cancer

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Prostate drug decision highlights urgent need for reform

Category: Science Blog August 15, 2014

Just a week after the controversy over breast cancer drug Kadcyla, the inflexibilities within the UK’s disparate drug approval systems have been pulled into s...

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Aspirin and cancer – not quite, but nearly

Category: Science Blog August 6, 2014

We discuss a new analysis of the pros and cons of taking regular aspirin, and ask ‘what’s next?’

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“I couldn’t believe how much things had moved on” – Nicola’s story

Category: Science Blog July 23, 2014

Find out how, with thanks from Cancer Research UK scientists, bowel cancer treatment has “phenomenally” improved from when Nicola’s mother had the disease.

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News digest – Australian smoking rates, bowel cancer genes and more

Category: Science Blog July 19, 2014

It’s been a busy week for cancer stories in the news – our bloggers highlight the pick of the bunch.

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