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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 – ‘Ultra-processed’ foods, clinical trials boost, ovarian cancer risk and… tiny DNA robots?

Category: Science blog February 17, 2018 0 comments

This week’s news features over-egged claims of a cancer vaccine and fears over suggested links between ‘ultra-processed’ foods and cancer.

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Manipulating a mouse’s diet can stop breast cancer spreading

Category: Science blog February 7, 2018 6 comments

Our researchers have discovered a way to halt breast cancer spread in mice, by blocking a molecule called asparagine. But what does this mean for patients?

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‘What is cancer?’: Our answer to 2017’s most Googled health question

Category: Science blog January 11, 2018 26 comments

2017’s most Googled health question was ‘What is cancer?’. So what really is it? This blog post delves into the details.

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News digest – alcohol and cancer, sugar crackdown, cancer-hunting viruses and… bad bacon?

Category: Science blog January 6, 2018 0 comments

This week’s news revealed how alcohol damages DNA, and how cancer-targeting viruses could boost immunotherapy for brain and breast tumours.

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Science Surgery: ‘Does having had cancer make you more likely to develop it again?’

Category: Science blog December 15, 2017 1 comment

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series Science Surgery

In this instalment of our Science Surgery series, we’re tackling a question we were asked on second cancers.

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News digest – fixing NHS staff shortages, childhood obesity, a ‘ground-breaking’ trial and… British bangers?

Category: Science blog December 9, 2017 2 comments

This week’s news features a promise of over 5000 extra staff to tackle NHS shortages, and a ground-breaking personalised medicine trial for pancreatic cancer....

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News digest – NHS announcements, the Budget, experimental treatments and… alcoholic jelly?

Category: Science blog November 25, 2017 0 comments

Our top stories this week include the NHS’ commitments to early diagnosis, a budget boost for research, and trials for new experimental treatments.

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Science Surgery: ‘Is the one-size-fits-all treatment approach obsolete?’

Category: Science blog November 14, 2017 1 comment

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series Science Surgery

Will personalised medicine become the norm of cancer treatment? In this Science Surgery instalment, we asked experts for their thoughts on this question.

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News digest – Testosterone, artificial intelligence, genetic tests, the HPV vaccine and… a cuppa?

Category: Science blog November 11, 2017 2 comments

Our top stories this week: testosterone levels and prostate cancer risk, new cervical screening research and detecting oesophageal cancer earlier.

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NCRI 2017: How knowing tumours inside and out is boosting progress

Category: Science blog November 8, 2017 0 comments

In our round-up of this year’s NCRI conference we reveal exciting new research that’s helping scientists get to know cancer better.

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