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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.

Do you think that’s air you’re breathing? How cancer cells corrupt the matrix

Category: Science blog October 1, 2015

Cancer cells can corrupt their healthy counterparts to help them spread around the body. We explore new research looking to stop them.

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Citizen Scientists can spot cancer cells like pathologists, so what happens next?

Category: Science blog October 1, 2015

Citizen Scientists are helping our researchers analyse cancer data, but how good are they? We explore the results of a new study to find out.

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News digest – bowel cancer screening, cancer immune shield, The Sun’s miscalculation and… testing a ‘blood test’?

Category: Science blog September 26, 2015

Over 50 per cent don’t go for new bowel cancer test, we discover a cancer immune shield, The Sun miscalculates and what does it take to call a test a test?

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News digest – Government backs cancer plan, 3D-printed rib cage, ‘robot tadpole’ and…Mediterranean diet?

Category: Science blog September 19, 2015

Government signals backing for cancer plan, patient receives a 3D-printed rib cage, the ‘robot tadpole’ and what’s the deal with the Mediterranean diet?

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Gut microbes trigger chemo side-effects, but there could be a way to stop them

Category: Science blog September 17, 2015

A US team has found new evidence that a particular group of bacteria may be behind side-effects linked to bowel cancer chemo.

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News digest – NHS cancer services struggling, melanoma drug approved, cancer trap implant and…crocus cancer drug?

Category: Science blog September 12, 2015

NHS diagnosis services struggling, new immunotherapy treatment gets approval for melanoma, the cancer trap implant and can crocuses really cure cancer?

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