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Katie studied biochemistry at the University of Oxford, before joining a lab to investigate why the immune system can’t control HIV. She then worked in science communication for the MS Society and joined Cancer Research UK’s News and Content team in 2017, where she writes for the blog and news feed.

News digest – HPV vaccine, exercise, alcohol labels and ‘tanning genes’

Category: Science blog May 12, 2018 1 comment

This week’s top stories: HPV vaccine is safe and effective and London Mayor to ban junk food ads on public transport.

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Prostate cancer diagnosis: how scientists are working to get it right

Category: Science blog May 9, 2018 1 comment

Questions are being asked of the tests used to diagnose prostate cancer, and how they can be improved. We cover the latest research, including specialist MRI.

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Press release links rise in aggressive brain tumours to mobile phones, but study doesn’t

Category: Science blog May 3, 2018 2 comments

Headlines today have linked mobile use to brain tumours, but the claims don’t match the study they’re covering.

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News digest: Sugar tax, ‘one-stop diagnosis shops’, high-tech MRI and…cancer’s genetic roots?

Category: Science blog April 7, 2018 4 comments

In the news this week: ‘sugar tax’ on soft drinks and scientists publish results from the largest ever genetic analysis of cancer.

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News digest – daily junk food ads, gene ‘treasure troves’, NHS cookery classes and… child vapers?

Category: Science blog March 17, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: teenagers exposed to junk food ads are twice as likely to be obese and new child vaping research

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Science Surgery: ‘What’s being done to use treatments in different types of cancer?’

Category: Science blog March 12, 2018 3 comments

This entry is part 7 of 8 in the series Science Surgery

In this Science Surgery post we explore the work being done to use existing treatments in other types of cancer.

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International Women’s Day: Reflections from three women in science

Category: Science blog March 8, 2018 0 comments

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to three of our female scientists about their careers and what they feel needs to change to better support wo...

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News digest – cancer blood test, junk food ads, science snapshots and… ‘gene tests for all?’

Category: Science blog January 20, 2018 0 comments

The week’s top stories: developing a cancer blood test and is screening all women over 30 for faulty genes the way forward in breast cancer?

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News digest – health warning on cigarettes, nanoparticles, ‘heat-not-burn’ tobacco and…. artificial intelligence?

Category: Science blog December 16, 2017 1 comment

This week’s news features health warning on cigarettes and long-term results from a trial testing engineered immune cells in aggressive lymphoma.

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