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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.

Making a special case – how to boost brain tumour research

Category: Science blog July 19, 2016 6 comments

Brain tumours are one of the biggest challenges in cancer research, but we have a plan to tackle them.

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Our Moonshot pledge to accelerate research on detecting early signs of cancer

Category: Science blog June 29, 2016 0 comments

In January 2016, US President Barack Obama announced a new effort to accelerate progress against cancer. Headed up by Obam...

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

Category: Science blog May 14, 2016 Comments are closed

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 Comments are closed

We look back on the key topics and trends discussed at the American Association of Cancer Research's recent Annual Meeting...

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

Category: Science blog January 13, 2016 Comments are closed

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

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

Category: Science blog January 5, 2016 Comments are closed

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 Comments are closed

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

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Diesel emissions – an emerging public health issue?

Category: Science blog November 24, 2015 Comments are closed

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

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

Category: Science blog November 4, 2015 1 comment

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

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Our milestones: the birth of a new prostate cancer drug

Category: Science blog September 21, 2015 2 comments

We look back to the 1990s, and to our 'first-in-man' trial of prostate cancer drug abiraterone - a vital step in the drug'...

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