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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 – toast and roast potatoes, artificial intelligence, pancreatic cancer progress and… toothpaste?

Category: Science blog January 28, 2017 0 comments

Overly browned food and cancer, “breakthrough” results for pancreatic cancer, artificial intelligence and… could toothpaste really cause cancer?

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News digest – an unhealthy ‘cake culture’, sugary breakfasts, sound waves, faulty ‘switches’ and… ketchup?

Category: Science blog January 7, 2017 0 comments

News digest: The unhealthy office ‘cake culture’; targeting cancer spread; soundwave technology; missed cancer waiting times, and… could trading ketchup f...

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A lasting immune impression could boost blood cancer treatments

Category: Science blog January 3, 2017 3 comments

Our researchers may have found a new way to tap into the power of the immune system to fight cancer. Read about their work

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Prostate cancer laser treatment: what you need to know

Category: Science blog December 21, 2016 6 comments

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.

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News digest – piling on the pounds, the ‘Angelina Jolie effect’, a promising clinical trial and… lentils?

Category: Science blog December 17, 2016 0 comments

Obesity trends in England; new clues on how some breast cancers spread; promising results from a lung cancer clinical trial, and can lentils help fight cancer?

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Jet lag and liver cancer – what’s the story?

Category: Science blog November 24, 2016 7 comments

Headlines suggested that jet lag could raise the risk of liver cancer. We spoke to an expert to find out the story.

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News digest – startling alcohol and cancer trends, falling children’s cancer death rates, cuts to vital Stop Smoking Services and… cryogenics?

Category: Science blog November 19, 2016 0 comments

Worrying alcohol and cancer trends, children’s cancer death rates are falling, budget cuts to the essential Stop Smoking Services and… cryogenics?

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Targeting the cell’s master controller: Myc

Category: Science blog November 15, 2016 0 comments

Cancer Research UK scientists are finding ways to target the cell’s ‘master controller’, which could have important implications for cancer treatment.

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News digest – The Queen opens the Crick, a radical sugary drinks proposal, gut microbes, gold and… lasers?

Category: Science blog November 12, 2016 0 comments

The Queen opens the Crick, a radical sugary drinks proposal, gut microbes, gold and… lasers? Here’s our news digest.

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Why I became a children’s cancer researcher – Richard’s story

Category: Science blog November 4, 2016 11 comments

Professor Richard Gilbertson's journey into research began in medical school. Find out what motivated him to become a world-leading expert in children's brain t...

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