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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.

Combining heartburn drugs and aspirin could help prevent oesophageal cancer in people at high risk

Category: Science blog June 4, 2018 1 comment

Two over-the-counter, widely available drugs could help cut cases of oesophageal cancer in people at higher risk of the disease.

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Learning from a cancer’s past could predict its future

Category: Science blog May 28, 2018 0 comments

By revealing a tumour’s past, our scientists are opening the possibility of predicting its future. This could help make cancer treatment more personal.

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A better understanding of brain tumour biology will bring new treatments

Category: Science blog May 1, 2018 6 comments

Brain tumour researchers face many challenges that are holding up progress. Find out how we’re bringing scientists together to overcome them.

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Science Surgery: ‘Do we all have potentially cancerous cells in our bodies?’

Category: Science blog April 18, 2018 0 comments

This entry is part 8 of 9 in the series Science Surgery

In this instalment of our Science Surgery series, we explore what gives a cell the potential to become cancerous, and how the body stops this from happening.

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News digest – how kidney cancer evolves, the harms of booze, a cancer vaccine trial and… Tasmanian devils?

Category: Science blog April 14, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: tracking kidney cancers through time, more funding for prostate cancer research and early promise for an ovarian cancer treatment vaccine...

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Piecing together kidney cancer evolution

Category: Science blog April 12, 2018 0 comments

Our scientists have tracked the evolution of kidney cancers. Find out how this could help patients in the future.

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News digest – preventable cancers, kinder radiotherapy, MRI scans, viagra and… blueberry muffins?

Category: Science blog March 24, 2018 5 comments

In the news this week: new figures put a number on preventable cancer cases in the UK, and blueberry muffins came under fire for their sugar content.

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Finding common ground with arthritis could help cancer patients

Category: Science blog March 4, 2018 5 comments

Our new research partnership is exploring common ground between arthritis and cancer, which could bring benefits to patients on both sides.

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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 13 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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