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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 – 8 new grand cancer challenges, blood tests, personalising immunotherapy and… ‘go natural’?

Category: Science blog June 24, 2017 0 comments

8 new Grand Challenges in cancer research launched, blood tests for prostate cancer, making immunotherapy more personal and… ‘go natural’? Here’s our we...

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News digest – new smoking regulations, booze warnings, belly fat and… chug some coffee?

Category: Science blog May 27, 2017 0 comments

Plain packs are here, booze warnings, proton beam therapy, belly fat and… could drinking coffee help stave off cancer? Here’s our weekly news digest.

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Science Surgery: ‘What factors lead to a cell becoming cancerous?’

Category: Science blog May 26, 2017 1 comment

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Science Surgery

Our Science Surgery series answers your cancer science questions. Read our answer to Patrick’s question.

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Introducing our Science Surgery series

Category: Science blog May 26, 2017 0 comments

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Science Surgery

Our new series, Science Surgery, gives you the opportunity to ask us questions about cancer science and research.

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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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