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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.

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

Category: Science blog April 26, 2017 0 comments

Our scientists may have discovered a way to detect early signs that a patients’ lung cancer will return, potentially opening up new treatment opportunities.

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

Category: Science blog April 26, 2017 0 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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Gene editing stem cells with CRISPR could help understand brain tumours

Category: Science blog February 14, 2017 0 comments

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...

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