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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 – 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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News digest – Grand Challenge, a ‘cancer breathalyser’, e-cigarettes, climbing children’s cancer survival and… Salmonella?

Category: Science blog February 11, 2017 0 comments

Grand Challenge winners announced; a ‘cancer breathalyser’; e-cigarette safety; climbing children’s cancer survival and… Salmonella? Here’s our weekly...

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World Cancer Day 2017: global lung cancer rates reveal tobacco’s dark shadow is looming

Category: Science blog February 6, 2017 0 comments

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.

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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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