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Gabi studied cellular and molecular medicine at the University of Bristol, focusing on cancer biology and immunology. After a stint at a diagnostics lab in Madagascar she completed a Master’s in science communication at Imperial College London. She joined the News and Multimedia team at Cancer Research UK in 2016, where she spends her days blogging as well as making science films and animations.

Fishing for tumour DNA in the liquid bathing the brain

Category: Science blog November 6, 2018 1 comment

Our scientists have shown it’s possible to detect brain tumour DNA in the liquid surrounding the brain using a cheap technique.

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News digest – rising childhood obesity, personalised medicine, binge drinking falls and air pollution and mouth cancer

Category: Science blog October 13, 2018 2 comments

In the news this week: cases of severe obesity in year 6 pupils hits record high and people under 25 are drinking less alcohol.

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Nobel Prize 2018: How Allison and Honjo turned immune cells against cancer

Category: Science blog October 1, 2018 7 comments

Dr James Allison and Professor Tasuku Honjo have been given a Nobel Prize for revolutionising our understanding of how the immune system sees cancer.

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News digest – obesity, the contraceptive pill, breast cancer rates and cancer in Kenya

Category: Science blog September 29, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women.

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News digest – Stoptober, NHS drug decisions, quality calories and the childhood cancer survivor turned scientist

Category: Science blog September 22, 2018 0 comments

In this week’s news: a pathologist shortage is causing delays to cancer diagnosis and PHE launches its annual Stoptober campaign.

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News digest – NHS to fund personalised immunotherapy, bowel cancer screening, worldwide inactivity and living with a brain tumour

Category: Science blog September 8, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: NHS will fund personalised cell therapy for some children with blood cancer and bowel cancer screening uptake is dropping.

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News digest – radiologist shortage, ‘no deal’ Brexit plans, e-cigarettes and alcohol

Category: Science blog August 25, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: the health risks caused by drinking alcohol and scientists discover a promising drug target for some lung cancers.

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News digest – vaping, kidney cancer blood test, leafy greens and elephant zombie gene?

Category: Science blog August 18, 2018 0 comments

In this week’s news: leafy greens protect mice from developing cancer and an experimental molecule that could make aggressive brain tumour cells self-destruct.

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News digest – HPV jab for boys, low sugar chocolate, diabetes and complementary therapies might affect survival

Category: Science blog July 21, 2018 2 comments

An expert committee has recommended that the HPV vaccine should be given to boys as well as girls.

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Mixing complementary therapy with standard cancer treatment could affect survival

Category: Science blog July 20, 2018 11 comments

A new study explores the impact that mixing complementary therapy with conventional cancer treatment can have on survival.

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