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Nick studied biomedical sciences at the University of Manchester, including one year at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute working on DNA damage and repair. He then ventured down south, completing a PhD at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute on the signals that help cells move. He joined the News and Multimedia team in 2013, helping to manage the charity’s blog and news feed.

News digest – prostate cancer drug resistance, the ‘Angelina Jolie effect’, chokeberries and more

Category: Science Blog September 20, 2014

New research on prostate cancer drug resistance, the impact of the ‘Angelina Jolie effect’, and can chokeberries boost chemotherapy for pancreatic cancer?

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News digest – NHS cancer services struggling, 3D-printed tumour, burnt toast and more

Category: Science Blog September 13, 2014

Concerns over struggling NHS cancer services, a man 3D prints versions of his own tumour, plus does burnt toast cause cancer?

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The big issues affecting lung cancer worldwide

Category: Science Blog September 11, 2014

We’ve teamed up with the journal Nature, which today publishes a series of articles that touch on some key areas for lung cancer from across the globe.

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News digest – childhood cancer death rate drop, e-cigarettes, electric power lines and more

Category: Science Blog September 6, 2014

A fall in childhood cancer death rates, discussions around e-cigarettes rumble on, plus do electric power lines cause cancer?

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News digest – Cancer Drugs Fund boost, depression, breast cancer ‘map’ and more

Category: Science Blog August 30, 2014

Government funding boost for Cancer Drugs Fund, depression in cancer patients and new research on a ‘map’ of breast cancer – here’s the week’s news.

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Reading the new map of breast cancer

Category: Science Blog August 28, 2014

In 2012 a landmark study produced a new genetic ‘map’ of breast cancer – today, the same researchers reveal one way to read it.

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News digest – ‘top four’ death rates drop, Bob Marley, Botox and more

Category: Science Blog August 23, 2014

Falling death rates for the top four cancer killers, new research on the skin cancer that killed Bob Marley and could Botox be used to treat stomach cancer?

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