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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 Content team at Cancer Research UK in 2016, where she spends her days blogging as well as making science films and animations.

News digest – bowel cancer rates, brain tumour ‘pink drink’, cigarette displays and chewing gum

Category: Science blog May 18, 2019 0 comments

In the news this week: bowel cancer rates in younger people is on the rise and fewer children smoke thanks to cigarette display bans in shops.

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Clearing up chemo options for frail and elderly patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers

Category: Science blog May 15, 2019 3 comments

Older patients with advanced oesophageal and stomach cancers might benefit from low dose treatment, according to our unpublished clinical trial results.

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News digest – obesity research, HPV detection in urine, breast cancer treatment test and diet

Category: Science blog May 4, 2019 3 comments

In the news this week: a urine test for cervical cancer screening? And more insight into obesity in the UK.

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News digest – red and processed meat, DNA ‘fingerprints’, targeted leukaemia drugs and CRISPR

Category: Science blog April 19, 2019 4 comments

In the news this week: even moderation consumption of red and processed meat can increase bowel cancer risk.

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News digest – discount junk food deals, lung cancer immunotherapy, cigarettes and wine

Category: Science blog March 30, 2019 1 comment

In this week’s news: new research asks, ‘how many cigarettes are in a bottle of wine?’ and special offers fuel obese shoppers.

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Cigarettes and alcohol: should we be communicating cancer risk in terms of cigarettes smoked?

Category: Science blog March 28, 2019 4 comments

Research today asked: ‘How many cigarettes are in a bottle of wine?’ But how these stats might now affect the way people view drinking remains to be seen.

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Could the bacteria in our gut help treat cancer?

Category: Science blog March 21, 2019 15 comments

This entry is part 19 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Gut bacteria may help some bowel cancers grow. Our Grand Challenge scientists want to see if tinkering with these tiny communities could be a new way to treat cancer.

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News digest – bladder cancer waiting times, crowdfunding cancer treatment and a cervical screening rebrand

Category: Science blog March 9, 2019 1 comment

In this week’s news: cervical screening campaign launches in England and research in mice suggests why cancer commonly spreads to the liver.

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News digest – cancer stem cells, breast screening, liquid biopsies and vaping in teens

Category: Science blog March 2, 2019 3 comments

In this week’s news: breast screening rates in the UK fall to the lowest in 10 years and a new report looks at vaping in young people.

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Science Surgery: ‘Why doesn’t the immune system attack cancer cells?’

Category: Science blog February 28, 2019 8 comments

This entry is part 13 of 14 in the series Science Surgery

In this Science Surgery post Millie asks: ‘Why doesn’t the immune system attack cancer cells?’ The short answer is it does! But sometimes it needs a helping hand from exciting new treatments.

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