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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.

Mesothelioma Awareness Day: How research is tackling the deadly legacy of asbestos

Category: Science blog September 26, 2017 0 comments

A greater understanding of the biology of mesothelioma has led to new clinical trials testing immunotherapies and targeted drugs against the disease.

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Science Surgery: ‘Will cancer ever be cured?’

Category: Science blog September 21, 2017 20 comments

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series Science Surgery

Answering this question isn’t a simple case of ‘yes’ or ‘no’. It depends on the way that the term ‘cancer’ is defined.

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News digest – calorie crackdown, e-cigarettes, blood tests and… vitamin C?

Category: Science blog August 19, 2017 4 comments

This week’s cancer news features calorie crackdown plans for childhood obesity, vaping in teens and vitamin C for blood cancers. Read our digest for more.

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News digest – making radiotherapy kinder, artificial intelligence, arthritis and… ‘bum gums’?

Category: Science blog August 5, 2017 0 comments

Targeted radiotherapy for breast cancer, artificial intelligence, new tricks for old drugs and... ‘bum gums’ and cancer risk? Here’s our weekly news diges...

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Proton beam therapy is arriving in the UK: what does that mean for patients?

Category: Science blog July 17, 2017 1 comment

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series Radiotherapy

In part 2 of our new radiotherapy series, we discuss proton beam therapy. What can and can’t it offer? And what does its arrival in the UK mean for patients?

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News digest – radiotherapy and Brexit, public health services under strain, bacteria behaving badly and… coffee extends life?

Category: Science blog July 15, 2017 0 comments

New numbers on UK cancer diagnoses, immunotherapy research in space, badly-behaved bacteria and... could coffee extend your life? Here’s our weekly news diges...

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An introduction to radiotherapy: what is it, how does it work, and what’s it for?

Category: Science blog July 12, 2017 19 comments

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series Radiotherapy

Today we’re launching a brand new series on radiotherapy. In this instalment, find out about the treatment’s fascinating history and how it works.

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Science Surgery: ‘Could more cancers be caused by inherited faulty genes than we now think?’

Category: Science blog July 11, 2017 1 comment

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series Science Surgery

In our new #ScienceSurgery series, we’re answering your cancer science questions. Read our answer to Victoria’s question.

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Our milestones: How a surprise discovery is helping improve cancer diagnosis

Category: Science blog July 10, 2017 0 comments

This entry is part 26 of 29 in the series Our milestones

Find out how an unexpected discovery by our scientists almost 2 decades ago is helping improve cancer diagnosis today.

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Lung cancer discovery points to a better way to personalise immunotherapy

Category: Science blog June 27, 2017 1 comment

New research by our scientists may have identified a new way to predict which patients might benefit from certain immunotherapies, and those who likely won’t.

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