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Justine studied biological sciences at the University of Warwick before diving straight into a PhD at the same institution, working on how HIV hijacks certain transport pathways in cells. After subsequently working as a science writer for several years, Justine joined the Science Communications team at Cancer Research UK in 2016, helping communicate research on cancer to the public and media.

News digest – vaping, dirty air, ‘carbon-dating’ cancer and… gardening?

Category: Science blog May 13, 2017 0 comments

Fewer vapers are smoking cigarettes, ‘carbon-dating’ cancer spread and… gardening to tackle childhood obesity? Here’s our weekly news digest.

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Experimental blood test could offer a glimpse of the future for doctors treating lung cancer

Category: Science blog April 26, 2017 5 comments

An experimental blood test could offer a way to detect early signs that patients’ lung cancers will return after treatment.

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Tracing genetic chaos in 100 lung cancer patients could help predict survival

Category: Science blog April 26, 2017 14 comments

By tracing genetic chaos over time our scientists may have found a way to help predict lung cancer survival.

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Targeting cancer spread: keeping breast tumours under LOX and key

Category: Science blog April 18, 2017 0 comments

Find out how our scientists are developing a way to target a troublesome cancer molecule, LOX.

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Blood tests, microbes, immunotherapy and more: AACR 2017’s hottest topics

Category: Science blog April 13, 2017 0 comments

At AACR 2017, thousands of doctors and scientists shared progress in cancer research. Read about the hottest topics.

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9 burning questions about CRISPR genome editing answered

Category: Science blog April 11, 2017 0 comments

In this post we’ll be exploring the gene editing technology CRISPR by answering some of the most common questions that pop up.

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News digest – boosting lung cancer survival, a ‘Sci-Fi’ cap for brain tumours, crisps, air pollution and… go vegan?

Category: Science blog April 8, 2017 0 comments

Immunotherapy could boost lung cancer survival; a ‘Sci-Fi’ cap for brain tumours; concerns over crisps; air pollution and… can going vegan really cut the ...

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Targeting cancer cell suicide: a TRAIL of two faces

Category: Science blog March 9, 2017 0 comments

New research by our scientists may have found a way to target a faulty cell suicide pathway in cancer.

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Claims that ‘putting people in to hibernation’ will help cure cancers aren’t backed up by evidence

Category: Science blog February 20, 2017 5 comments

Headlines today suggested that putting patients into hibernation could be used as a way to treat cancer. Is there any science behind this claim? We explored the...

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World Cancer Day 2017: there are 2 types of oesophageal cancer, and they affect the world in different ways

Category: Science blog February 15, 2017 3 comments

In the last of our World Cancer Day series, we explore how oesophageal cancer affects different areas of the world, and look at the reasons behind climbing rate...

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