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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

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

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

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

This entry is part 15 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Our scientists want to help doctors give women with DCIS a definitive answer on their individual risk of developing breast cancer. So they know, once and for all, if treatment is necessary.

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

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

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

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

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

This entry is part 13 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

A team of scientists are aiming to improve our understanding of what causes cancer, potentially preventing more cases in the future.

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

Misleading headlines about hibernating humans, 10 portions of fruit and veg a day and can rabbits be a secret weapon against cancer? Sadly not.

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