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.
Category: Science blog March 9, 2017
New research by our scientists may have found a way to target a faulty cell suicide pathway in cancer.
Category: Science blog February 20, 2017
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...
Category: Science blog February 15, 2017
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...
Category: Science blog February 14, 2017
For the first time, scientists have used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to tweak the DNA of specialised brain stem cells, which could help us understand certain b...
Category: Science blog February 11, 2017
Grand Challenge winners announced; a ‘cancer breathalyser’; e-cigarette safety; climbing children’s cancer survival and… Salmonella? Here’s our weekly...
Category: Science blog February 6, 2017
In the first of our 4-part series for this year’s World Cancer Day we take a look at lung cancer rates in different parts of the world.
Category: Science blog January 28, 2017
Overly browned food and cancer, “breakthrough” results for pancreatic cancer, artificial intelligence and… could toothpaste really cause cancer?
Category: Science blog January 7, 2017
News digest: The unhealthy office ‘cake culture’; targeting cancer spread; soundwave technology; missed cancer waiting times, and… could trading ketchup f...
Category: Science blog January 3, 2017
Our researchers may have found a new way to tap into the power of the immune system to fight cancer. Read about their work
Category: Science blog December 21, 2016
A clinical trial of a type of laser treatment for prostate cancer hit the headlines. What do the results mean for patients? We spoke to an expert to find out.