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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 – natural killer cells, mobile phones, fatty foods and… a load of rubbish?

Category: Science blog May 28, 2016 1 comment

The immune system’s natural killer cells, mobile phones and brain tumours, unhelpful fat recommendations and are rubbish dumps linked to lung cancer?

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News digest – goodbye glitzy cigarette packs, ‘sunscreen gene’, Welsh waiting woes and… a cancer-preventing walk?

Category: Science blog May 21, 2016 Comments are closed

Standardised cigarette packs; misleading talk of a ‘sunscreen gene’; waiting times missed in Wales and why preventing cancer isn’t ‘a walk in the park’.

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News digest – ‘complete picture’ of breast cancer, robo-surgery, mobile phones and… a ‘universal cure’?

Category: Science blog May 7, 2016 Comments are closed

DNA study gives clearer picture of breast cancer, a robot does surgery, mobile phones and brain tumours plus why write a ‘universal cure’ headline?

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News digest – e-cigarettes, Chernobyl, ‘moonshots’ and… canned food?

Category: Science blog April 30, 2016 Comments are closed

Report promotes switch to e-cigarettes, 30 years since Chernobyl, how the US might spend its cancer ‘moonshot’ money and can canned food cause cancer?

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News digest – immunotherapy’s continued promise, aspirin, long legs and… mouth bacteria?

Category: Science blog April 23, 2016 Comments are closed

More promising results for immunotherapy, aspirin analysis, long legs and cancer risk plus why has brushing your teeth been linked to pancreatic cancer?

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News digest – Rising womb cancer rates, gene editing immune cells, missed waiting time targets and… ‘good’ bacteria?

Category: Science blog April 16, 2016 Comments are closed

Rising womb cancer rates, gene editing tech could help make immune cells better, missed waiting time targets and do ‘good’ bacteria make a difference?

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Virtual reality and precision diagnosis among shortlist for our Grand Challenge

Category: Science blog April 14, 2016 Comments are closed

This entry is part 10 of 14 in the series Grand Challenge

Find out the details of the nine ideas that could answer one of our Grand Challenges in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

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News digest – surprise sugar tax, HIV drug’s new tricks, nanoparticle hype and… artificial sweeteners?

Category: Science blog March 19, 2016 Comments are closed

A surprise sugar tax, tackling drug resistance with an HIV treatment, nanoparticles receive big hype and can artificial sweeteners cause cancer?

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Blood analysis could offer a real-time ‘snapshot’ of melanoma treatment

Category: Science blog March 15, 2016 1 comment

We explore the latest research from our scientists in Manchester that’s tracking how melanomas respond to treatment by analysing patient blood samples.

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News digest – Breast cancer drug combo, melanoma ‘blood test’, Fukushima and… carbs?

Category: Science blog March 12, 2016 1 comment

‘Unprecedented’ breast cancer trial results, fishing for melanoma DNA in blood, five years since Fukushima and is there a link between carbs and lung cancer...

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