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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.

‘Wake up and smell the coffee!’ Watch our Google Hangout on immunotherapy

Category: Science blog August 4, 2015

This entry is part 3 of 5 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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Resveratrol, red wine and cancer: what’s the story?

Category: Science blog July 29, 2015

Our researchers have discovered that relatively small doses of purified resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine, might reduce bowel cancer risk (in mice).

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Shape-shifting molecular cousins are the key to DNA repair

Category: Science blog July 20, 2015

It’s taken years of frustration and dedication (not to mention countless hours spent in a small room roughly the temperature of a domestic fridge) but the har...

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Can ‘jumping genes’ cause cancer chaos?

Category: Science blog July 10, 2015

Statistically speaking, your genome is mostly junk. Less than two per cent of it is made up of actual genes – stretches of DNA carrying instructions that tell...

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Science Snaps: divide by two

Category: Science blog June 22, 2015

This entry is part 12 of 15 in the series Science Snaps

We home in on tiny cellular structures called ‘centrosomes’, exploring new research on cancer cell division with implications for drug development.

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‘Johns Hopkins’ cancer update emails are a hoax

Category: Science blog May 8, 2015

Hoax emails about cancer risks and treatments are misleading and confusing, so don’t pass them on. Here are the facts behind the claims.

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