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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.

Shape-shifting molecular cousins are the key to DNA repair

Category: Science blog July 20, 2015 Comments are closed

It’s taken years of frustration and dedication (not to mention countless hours spent in a small room roughly the tempera...

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Can ‘jumping genes’ cause cancer chaos?

Category: Science blog July 10, 2015 2 comments

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

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Science Snaps: divide by two

Category: Science blog June 22, 2015 1 comment

We home in on tiny cellular structures called 'centrosomes', exploring new research on cancer cell division with implicati...

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‘Johns Hopkins’ cancer update emails are a hoax

Category: Science blog May 8, 2015 4 comments

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

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An important message for cancer patients: Beware the ‘cannabis oil’ scammers

Category: Science blog April 20, 2015 Comments are closed

We have become aware that scammers are tricking cancer patients and their families into handing over money for ‘cannabi...

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From snapshot to family tree – writing the evolutionary rule book of cancer

Category: Science blog April 15, 2015 1 comment

Our scientists are piecing together cancer's family tree, uncovering clues that could help develop better treatments in th...

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Science Snaps: the art and science of cancer, the universe and everything

Category: Science blog March 18, 2015 Comments are closed

A new exhibition at the Cambridge Science Festival showcases artworks inspired by the work of Cancer Research UK scientist...

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Unpicking the genetic ‘patchwork’ in ovarian cancer

Category: Science blog March 12, 2015 17 comments

Our researchers are investigating the genetic 'patchwork' underlying ovarian tumours, which will lead to more effective tr...

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Lethal Weapon Too: Using DNA repair processes to target cancer

Category: Science blog February 24, 2015 2 comments

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

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The Enemy Within – 50 years of fighting cancer

Category: Science blog December 25, 2014 1 comment

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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