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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.

Expert Opinion: Dr Gareth Veal – getting chemo right for kids

Category: Science blog December 15, 2011

When it came to avoiding extremes, Goldilocks knew what she was doing as she plumped for the perfect porridge. In fact, her skill in finding the happy medium wa...

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Expert Opinion – Professor Josef Vormoor and Dr Olaf Heidenreich

Category: Science blog December 1, 2011

Being told your child has cancer is every parent’s worst nightmare. But every year, around 1500 families are given this devastating news. And while survival r...

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Expert Opinion: Professor Fran Balkwill

Category: Science blog November 16, 2011

No man is an island – we exist together with other people in families, communities and societies. The same is true of cancer cells – they need a host of non...

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Expert Opinion: Professor Nick Lemoine on pancreatic cancer

Category: Science blog October 12, 2011

Pancreatic cancer continues to be one of the hardest cancers to treat, so as part of our Research Strategy, we’ve pledged to boost research in this area with ...

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Expert Opinion: Dr Des Powe

Category: Science blog September 30, 2011

Dr Des Powe wants to find out whether beta blockers could be used to treat cancer. Can you teach an old drug new tricks? Thanks to a project grant from our Pop...

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EGFR – Wanna be starting something?

Category: Science blog August 5, 2011

This entry is part 6 of 25 in the series Our milestones

We revisit a discovery that spawned a whole new field of cancer research and led to the development of drugs that are used to treat cancer patients today.

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Breast cancer and the neighbourhood watch

Category: Science blog April 27, 2011

Scientists are constantly asking why so many of us get cancer, but perhaps an equally interesting question is why so many of us don’t. Every single day, the D...

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