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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.

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

Category: Science blog January 25, 2016

This entry is part 7 of 8 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 3 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 3 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 14 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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‘Wake up and smell the coffee!’ Watch our Google Hangout on immunotherapy

Category: Science blog August 4, 2015

This entry is part 1 of 3 in the series Google Hangouts

Watch our first Google Hangout on immunotherapy, the immune system and cancer, featuring Professor Fran Balkwill and Professor Ben Willcox.

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Cataloguing the genetic chaos in oesophageal cancer

Category: Science blog August 4, 2015

Our researchers at the Francis Crick institute are unpicking the genetic complexity of oesophageal tumours, to find more effective treatments for the disease.

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