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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 – HRT, rising mouth cancer rates, NHS targets missed and… farts?

Category: Science blog November 14, 2015

New HRT guidelines, mouth cancer rates are rising, NHS England missed a target (again) and dodgy smells. Here’s the week’s cancer news.

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News digest – NCRI cancer conference, blood analysis, steaks and…tapeworm tumours?

Category: Science blog November 7, 2015

We report back from the NCRI cancer conference, two reports on blood DNA analysis, more meat and a unique story of tapeworm tumours.

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NCRI cancer conference day 4: the cost of cancer care and the immune system (again)

Category: Science blog November 5, 2015

Our final report from the 2015 NCRI cancer conference, featuring the cost of cancer drugs and another update on immunotherapy.

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NCRI cancer conference day 2: big data, immunotherapy and prizes

Category: Science blog November 3, 2015

We’re back for day two of our highlights from this year’s NCRI cancer conference in Liverpool.

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Where cancers spread to depends on cellular ‘soil prep’

Category: Science blog November 2, 2015

New US research has unearthed a fresh take on a 126 year old theory, and it could help explain why cancers spread to different tissues.

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NCRI cancer conference day 1: prostate cancer drugs and early diagnosis

Category: Science blog November 1, 2015

We pick out our highlights from day one of the NCRI cancer conference.

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News digest – meat week, late diagnosis, herpes cancer treatment and…how many things cause cancer?

Category: Science blog October 31, 2015

Processed meat causes cancer (but you can still eat it), regional differences in cancer diagnosis, US herpes treatment and how many things cause cancer?

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