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Kat joined Cancer Research UK in 2004, after spending six years as a laboratory researcher. Kat loves talking about science, and regularly comments in the media on the latest discoveries as well as giving talks to staff and supporters. She presents and produces the Cancer Research UK podcast, and is a freelance writer and broadcaster for the Naked Scientists and BBC Radio in her spare time.

Piecing together the mosaic: how genetic research is revealing new connections

Category: Science blog March 4, 2016

As part of an international collaboration, our researchers have uncovered a link between a rare genetic syndrome and childhood brain tumours.

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The 1939 Cancer Act: What is it, what does it do, and is it ‘suppressing the cure’?

Category: Science blog February 19, 2016

We take a closer look at the contents of the Cancer Act as it now stands, how it has changed, and how it still works to protect patients and the public.

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Grand Challenge six: target cancer’s ‘super-controller’

Category: Science blog January 25, 2016

This entry is part 8 of 10 in the series Grand Challenge

The sixth of our Grand Challenge topics is posing the question: can we target the cancer ‘super-controller’ MYC?

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Watch our Google Hangout about meat and cancer risk

Category: Science blog December 15, 2015

This entry is part 3 of 4 in the series Google Hangouts

In our latest Google Hangout on Air, in partnership with Science on Google+, we focused on the recent headlines about processed meat and cancer risk.

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‘Will you be finding a cure for my child?’ – Watch our Google Hangout on tackling cancer in kids and teens

Category: Science blog October 8, 2015

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Google Hangouts

Following the success of our last Google Hangout, we’re thrilled to be able to bring you a fascinating discussion and cancer in kids and teens.

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Fishing for cancer cures: our new Cancer Research UK-MedImmune Alliance Laboratory

Category: Science blog September 11, 2015

A droplet of clear liquid in a plastic tube no bigger than a Biro lid may not look that impressive, but it could hold the cancer cures of the future.

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Science Snaps: bridging the gap between nerve repair and cancer spread

Category: Science blog August 21, 2015

This entry is part 13 of 15 in the series Science Snaps

Our researchers have made an unexpected connection between the biological processes involved in nerve repair and the way some cancers spread.

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