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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.

Lethal Weapon Too: Using DNA repair processes to target cancer

Category: Science blog February 24, 2015

A Lethal Weapon against cancer? Researchers are using ‘synthetic lethality’ to develop new treatments based on targeting DNA repair processes.

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The Enemy Within – 50 years of fighting cancer

Category: Science blog December 25, 2014

We look back on the last 50 years of cancer research, where we were, what we’ve achieved and what’s still left to do.

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Coming ever closer – first PARP inhibitor on track to be licensed in Europe

Category: Science blog October 24, 2014

Olaparib is the first PARP inhibitor to move closer to licensing in Europe. What is it, how does it work, and when will it be available in the UK?

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Understanding how cells divide – the story of a Nobel prize

Category: Science blog October 6, 2014

This entry is part 19 of 20 in the series Our milestones

In 2001, our researchers Tim Hunt and Paul Nurse won a share of the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine. We look back at their achievements.

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Andrew Biankin: We need a “We can do this!” attitude to pancreatic cancer

Category: Science blog September 10, 2014

We speak to our pancreatic cancer expert Professor Andrew Biankin about how he’s trying to change the picture for people with the disease.

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Bob Marley, genomics, and a rare form of melanoma

Category: Science blog August 20, 2014

Our researchers in Manchester are using the power of DNA technology to study the genetic faults in the rare type of melanoma that killed Bob Marley.

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It’s time to be positive about triple negative breast cancer

Category: Science blog June 30, 2014

Triple negative breast cancer has poorer survival and is less well understood than other types, but research is making a difference.

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