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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 – waiting time woe, cancer plans, post mortem study boost and… John Oliver?

Category: Science blog May 14, 2016

A bite-size digest of all the weeks key stories in cancer research, policy and health.

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More pieces of the jigsaw fall into place at the 2016 AACR Conference

Category: Science blog May 6, 2016

We look back on the key topics and trends discussed at the American Association of Cancer Research’s recent Annual Meeting in New Orleans

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The route to ‘precision’ medicine – four key challenges we need to meet

Category: Science blog January 13, 2016

We look at the key themes that emerged from the first ever Molecular Analysis for Personalised Therapy conference in Paris last year

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Grand Challenge three: prevent cancer by studying ‘scars’ in its DNA

Category: Science blog January 5, 2016

This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Grand Challenge

The third of our Grand Challenge topics asks: can we prevent cancer by studying ‘scars’ in its DNA?

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BBC Panorama’s tobacco industry revelations are genuinely shocking

Category: Science blog December 1, 2015

Last night’s Panorama on BBC1 contained new – and shocking – allegations about the behaviour of one of the world’s biggest tobacco companies

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Diesel emissions – an emerging public health issue?

Category: Science blog November 24, 2015

As experts call for more research into the influence of diesel emissions on lung cancer rates in non-smokers, we take a look at the state of the evidence.

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NCRI cancer conference day 3: radiotherapy, lifestyle… and a pill to prevent cancer?

Category: Science blog November 4, 2015

All the events from the third day of this year’s National Cancer Research Institute conference in Liverpool

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