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.
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 tempera...
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 ...
Category: Science blog June 22, 2015
We home in on tiny cellular structures called 'centrosomes', exploring new research on cancer cell division with implicati...
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 behi...
Category: Science blog April 20, 2015
We have become aware that scammers are tricking cancer patients and their families into handing over money for ‘cannabi...
Category: Science blog April 15, 2015
Our scientists are piecing together cancer's family tree, uncovering clues that could help develop better treatments in th...
Category: Science blog March 18, 2015
A new exhibition at the Cambridge Science Festival showcases artworks inspired by the work of Cancer Research UK scientist...
Category: Science blog March 12, 2015
Our researchers are investigating the genetic 'patchwork' underlying ovarian tumours, which will lead to more effective tr...
Category: Science blog February 24, 2015
A Lethal Weapon against cancer? Researchers are using ‘synthetic lethality’ to develop new treatments based on targeti...
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.