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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 – thousands miss out on cancer drugs, e-cigarettes, aspirin, magnetic immune cells and…cannabis?

Category: Science blog August 22, 2015

Thousands of cancer patients missing out on targeted treatments, e-cigarettes hit the headlines and new research on magnets and cancer-killing viruses.

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5 hot research topics our scientists are homing in on

Category: Science blog August 13, 2015

From the mechanics behind fast-moving melanoma cells to cancer’s very own family tree, here are 5 hot research topics our scientists are working on.

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‘This switches the lights on’ – how discovering the shape of three proteins could lead to new cancer drugs

Category: Science blog August 8, 2015

An important new study has revealed the shape of three key proteins, and the results could help scientists working on new cancer drugs.

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News digest – not a test, cancer survival lag, spicy food and…Noel Edmonds?

Category: Science blog August 8, 2015

Two ‘simple tests’ that aren’t so simple, England’s cancer survival is improving, the hot topic of spicy foods and what’s Noel Edmonds talking about?

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News digest – cancer Taskforce, bone drugs for breast cancer, Tasmanian Devils and…coffee pot rice?

Category: Science blog July 25, 2015

New recommendations for NHS cancer care, bone-strengthening drugs, Tasmanian Devil tumours and do you really need to cook rice in a coffee pot?

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Fishing for clues – how ‘liquid biopsies’ are uncovering cancer’s secrets

Category: Science blog July 1, 2015

Find out how our researchers in Manchester are fishing in blood samples for clues to how lung cancer becomes resistant to treatment

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‘Turning off’ bowel cancer – as easy as APC?

Category: Science blog June 18, 2015

New research on how bowel cancer develops has revealed a weakness that opens up an avenue for developing new treatments

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