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Áine studied genetics at University College Cork, Ireland before making the move to London in 2010 and completing a PhD in cancer biology at Barts Cancer Institute. She joined the science communications team at Cancer Research UK in 2014 where she works to communicate the charity’s research to the public.

Alcohol and cancer: This is how booze damages DNA inside cells

Category: Science blog January 3, 2018 13 comments

The damage caused to specialised stem cells’ DNA could help explain why drinking increases the risk of cancer.

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Tackling ‘undruggable’ genes in lung and pancreatic cancers is this researcher’s life

Category: Science blog November 30, 2017 3 comments

Two important cancer genes cooperate to make lung cancers more aggressive in mice, according to new research.

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‘Once in a career feeling’ as trial shows offering prostate cancer drug earlier improves survival

Category: Science blog June 6, 2017 21 comments

We take a look at results from the STAMPEDE clinical trial, which is researching how to improve treatment for men with prostate cancer.

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Preventing unnecessary breast cancer treatment

Category: Science blog May 24, 2017 3 comments

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series Grand Challenge

This entry is part 15 of 16 in the series Grand ChallengeEvery year, around 6,300 women in the UK are…

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Behind the scenes with the unsung heroes of cancer clinical trials – Part 4

Category: Science blog May 23, 2017 Comments are closed

We speak to Jane Hair, a biobanker involved in the National Lung Matrix Trial, about what her job involves.

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Behind the scenes with the unsung heroes of cancer clinical trials – Part 3

Category: Science blog May 22, 2017 1 comment

We speak to Amanda Watson, research nurse on the National Lung Matrix Trial, about what her job involves.

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Behind the scenes with the unsung heroes of cancer clinical trials – Part 2

Category: Science blog May 21, 2017 1 comment

We speak to Susie Brown, Trial Coordinator on the National Lung Matrix Trial, about what her job involves.

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Behind the scenes with the unsung heroes of cancer clinical trials – Part 1

Category: Science blog May 20, 2017 Comments are closed

We speak to Cindy Billingham, lead statistician on the National Lung Matrix Trial, about what her job involves.

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Discovering unknown causes of cancer through ‘fingerprints’ in DNA

Category: Science blog April 18, 2017 Comments are closed

This entry is part 13 of 16 in the series Grand Challenge

This entry is part 13 of 16 in the series Grand ChallengeIt’s a cliché, but prevention really is better than…

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News digest – ‘hibernating’ humans, 10 portions of fruit and veg, ‘hidden sugar’ and… rabbits?

Category: Science blog February 25, 2017 Comments are closed

The week started with headlines in the Daily Mail, the Sun, the Times and the Telegraph following claims by scientist at…

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