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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.

Cancer drugs: ‘one size doesn’t fit all’ – Laura’s story

Category: Science blog March 26, 2015

Cancer Campaigns Ambassadors, Laura Ashurst, shares why she campaigns for the Government to make effective drugs available for all patients who need them.

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News digest – Google draws some pictures, misleading smartwatch claims, obesity and more

Category: Science blog March 21, 2015

Google files a patent for a theoretical cancer cell-killing wristband, a misleading article on smartwatches, plus obesity and cancer risk in women.

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News digest – standard packs are ‘go’, immunotherapy advances, risk-reducing surgery, and more

Category: Science blog March 14, 2015

MPs vote to introduce standardised tobacco packaging, plus fascinating new research on immunotherapies, and two stories of cancer risk-reducing surgery.

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From speed-dating to success – the first year of our Women of Influence initiative

Category: Science blog March 8, 2015

To mark this year’s International Women’s Day, we caught up with two people taking part in our Women of Influence initiative to see how they’re getting on.

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News digest – Ireland: ‘yes’ to standard packs, ‘normal’ prostate cells not so normal, plums and more

Category: Science blog March 7, 2015

Ireland votes ‘yes’ on standard tobacco packs, how ‘normal’ prostate cells might not be so normal, and what’s the deal with this new plum?

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Cancer screening – the difference between what people say and what they do

Category: Science blog February 16, 2015

New research has revealed the differences between attitudes to cancer screening and whether people take part – one of the scientists behind the study explores.

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News digest – hormone replacement therapy, cancer screening, ‘breath-sniffing’ smartphone app and more

Category: Science blog February 14, 2015

HRT and ovarian cancer risk, what people say and do when it comes to screening and is there really a ‘breath-sniffing’ smartphone app to diagnose cancer?

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