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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 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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Raising awareness of cancer clinical trials

Category: Science blog February 11, 2015

We feature three personal stories about cancer clinical trials, showing the vital role they play in developing news ways to treat cancer.

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News digest – lifetime cancer risk now 1 in 2, naked mole rat, another ‘simple blood test’ and more

Category: Science blog February 7, 2015

New figures show 1 in 2 will get cancer, research on the cancer-resistant naked mole rat and what’s the deal with the latest ‘simple blood test’ for cance...

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‘It seemed like the surgery had never happened’ – Rosa’s story

Category: Science blog February 2, 2015

In the third in our series of guest posts from our Cancer Campaigns Ambassadors, Rosa shares her personal story about surgery.

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News digest – dismissing symptoms, persistent heartburn, unboiled eggs and more

Category: Science blog January 31, 2015

Concerns over people dismissing symptoms, a new campaign about persistent heartburn and what does ‘unboiling’ an egg have to do with cancer research?

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News digest – next steps for standard cig packs, couples getting healthy, e-cigarettes and more

Category: Science blog January 24, 2015

Great news about standardised cigarette packaging, research on couples getting healthy and some questionable science around e-cigarettes – here’s the news.

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