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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.

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 10 comments

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

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Exploiting the brain tumour environment to make better treatments

Category: Science blog July 12, 2018 1 comment

Brain tumours are heavily influenced by their surroundings so understanding the environment they’re in could reveal ways to destroy them.

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News digest – artificial ovaries, cereals high in sugar, breast screening and happy 70th birthday to the NHS

Category: Science blog July 7, 2018 0 comments

Research predicts how breast screening could be changed to cut overdiagnosis and save the NHS money, and the NHS celebrates its 70th birthday.

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News digest – trial to test lung cancer vaccine, cervical screening language, prostate cancer spit test and AI for the NHS

Category: Science blog June 16, 2018 1 comment

In this week’s headlines: we launch a new trial testing a lung cancer vaccine and kids in England have already reached their sugar limit for the year.

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News digest – cancer blood test, brain tumour vaccine, smoking, and how to predict a tumour’s future

Category: Science blog June 1, 2018 0 comments

Top stories this week: A ‘simple blood test’ isn’t the finished article, and an antifungal treatment has eliminated sleeping bowel cancer cells in mice.

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