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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 – ovarian cancer blood test, tackling drug resistance, a supercomputer called Watson and more

Category: Science blog May 9, 2015

Behind the ovarian cancer ‘blood test’ headlines, new drugs to tackle resistance, plus what can a supercomputer called Watson do to help cancer care?

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News digest – exercise and bowel cancer, ‘DNA-detecting toothbrush’, the ‘test’ that isn’t a test and more

Category: Science blog May 2, 2015

Keeping active among bowel cancer patients, misleading reports of a ‘DNA-detecting toothbrush’, plus hype around a non-existent ‘test’ for cancer.

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Pint of Science 2015: from cows to cancer clinical trials

Category: Science blog May 1, 2015

Fancy hearing about the latest developments in cancer research? Well some of our scientists might be gathering in a venue near you to tell all.

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News digest – new immunotherapy results, ‘personalised vaccines’, an ‘injectable lab’ and more

Category: Science blog April 25, 2015

New immunotherapy results from a big US conference, another first step towards ‘personalised cancer vaccines’, plus what’s an ‘injectable lab’?

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News digest – cancer’s family tree, a melanoma ‘safe haven’, misleading reports about a blood test and more

Category: Science blog April 18, 2015

Piecing together cancer’s family tree, new research exposes melanoma’s ‘safe have’, plus another ‘simple blood test’ that’s not so simple, or a bl...

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Science Snaps: exposing melanoma’s ‘safe haven’ to help tackle drug resistance

Category: Science blog April 13, 2015

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Science Snaps

We explore new research showing how healthy cells surrounding a melanoma may help the cancer cells become resistant to targeted cancer drugs.

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News digest – pensioners’ risk of melanoma, mimicking blood vessels, clam cancer and more

Category: Science blog April 11, 2015

Package holiday boom and increased skin cancer rates, breast cancer cells may mimic blood vessels to spread and clams can catch cancer from clams.

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