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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 – 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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News digest – new cancer data, e-cig ban in Wales, stress…and nuclear power stations?

Category: Science blog June 13, 2015

New stats on cancer, Wales might ban e-cigarettes indoors, plus research on nuts, being stressed and what’s the deal with power stations?

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News digest – immunotherapy combo, ovarian drug disappointment, artificial DNA… and sunshine wristbands?

Category: Science blog June 6, 2015

Combined immunotherapy treatments, a disappointing decision on an ovarian cancer drug, plus why you shouldn’t rely on a wristband to measure sun exposure.

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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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