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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 – 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 5 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 19 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 14 comments

This entry is part 13 of 16 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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News digest – HPV stigma, ultra-processed foods, ‘simple’ cancer blood test and why measles isn’t a cancer cure

Category: Science blog February 16, 2019 2 comments

In this week’s news: survey reveals misconceptions around HPV and a prominent American figure wrongly suggests measles cures cancer.

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News digest – vaping as a stop-smoking aid, an NHS first, cervical screening samples and why cancer won’t be ‘cured in a year’

Category: Science blog February 2, 2019 2 comments

In this week’s news: vaping as a stop smoking tool and why a ‘cancer cure in a year’ is unlikely.

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