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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.

Brain tumours’ shared metabolic tricks hint at new approach to treatment

Category: Science blog October 25, 2017 Comments are closed

Different types of brain tumours may share similar survival strategies, opening up new treatment research avenues.

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News digest – childhood obesity, sugar and cancer confusion, personalised cell therapy and… robots?

Category: Science blog October 21, 2017 Comments are closed

Obesity and sugar hogged the headlines this week alongside success stories for personalised medicine. Read the digest for more.

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News digest – cancer drugs on trial, robotic surgery, obesity and… cool Nobel Prize science?

Category: Science blog October 7, 2017 2 comments

This week’s news featured worrying obesity and cancer trends in the US and a call for more robust evidence to back up cancer drugs’ effectiveness. Read the ...

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2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: how making microscopes cool is helping cancer research

Category: Science blog October 5, 2017 Comments are closed

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to the developers of cool microscopes. And the tech is boosting cancer research.

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

Category: Science blog September 26, 2017 Comments are closed

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 39 comments

This entry is part 4 of 9 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 Comments are closed

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 3 comments

This entry is part 2 of 11 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 Comments are closed

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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