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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.

Aiming for the stars? Announcing our plans for a Grand Challenge

Category: Science blog March 2, 2015

Find out about our new Grand Challenge to beat cancer, which we launched at an event in London last week.

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News digest – missed NHS targets, DNA ‘wormholes’, debunking ‘miracle foods’ and more

Category: Science blog February 21, 2015

Treatment target times missed, sci-fi sounding research on DNA ‘wormholes’ and a thorough debunking of ‘miracle foods’ (plus an article that ignored thi...

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Cancer ‘mainly bad luck’? An unfortunate and distracting headline

Category: Science blog January 5, 2015

A recent high-profile news story claimed that cancer was ‘mostly bad luck’. We look at the science behind the claims, and why the headlines were so misleading

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Guest post: Are older cancer patients missing out on surgery?

Category: Science blog December 5, 2014

John Butler is a Consultant Gynaecologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital. Here, he gives us his thoughts on new data on surgery in the NHS.

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News digest – obesity and diets, the immune system, stats galore and more

Category: Science blog November 29, 2014

It’s been a big week for research on immunotherapy. Find out why, and what else has happened in the world of cancer research this week.

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News digest – cancer conferences, military metaphors, off-patent drugs and more

Category: Science blog November 8, 2014

Here’s our round-up of the week’s developments in cancer research, as covered by the media.

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