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Safia studied biology at UCL and she followed that up with a PhD looking at how cancer cells respond to chemotherapy. Her first three years at CRUK were with the science communications team but she’s since moved to research funding where she’s looking for ways to boost research into cancers of the pancreas, lung, oesophagus and brain.

Our new strategy – “a big step towards putting us all out of jobs”

Category: Science blog April 29, 2014

As we launch our new strategy, we catch up with chief scientist, Professor Nic Jones, and get his take on our plans for the future.

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Introducing our new arrivals

Category: Science blog September 12, 2013

We welcome the latest group of scientists who’ve just been awarded funding from Cancer Research UK.

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A home from home – how cancer cells spread to new organs

Category: Science blog June 4, 2013

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series MicroenvironmentIn our previous post in this series, we talked about how the tumour microenvironment helps tumour cells...

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I want to break free – the microenvironment and metastasis

Category: Science blog February 11, 2013

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series MicroenvironmentNo man is an island, and the same can be said of tumour cells. Previous posts in our ‘microenvironment...

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Feeling the heat – the link between inflammation and cancer

Category: Science blog February 1, 2013

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series MicroenvironmentRegular readers will know that the infrastructure supporting a tumour – its ‘microenvironment’ –...

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The queen in the hive – scientists find more evidence for cancer stem cells

Category: Science blog August 3, 2012

Biology has its share of contentious issues, and the existence of cancer ‘stem cells’ – treatment-resistant cells at the heart of a tumour – is certain...

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Hedgehogs, flies and skin cancer – the story of vismodegib

Category: Science blog June 7, 2012

This entry is part 11 of 25 in the series Our milestones

Professor Phil Ingham’s research in fruit flies and fish evolved into a drug to treat patients with advanced basal cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer.

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