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Henry spent four years at university studying biochemistry before realising that the laboratory life wasn’t for him, and going to work for a science journal instead. From there, he went on to do a Masters in Science Communication and, after a brief flirtation with science journalism, in 2003 he started working for Cancer Research UK.

NCRI cancer conference day 3: radiotherapy, lifestyle… and a pill to prevent cancer?

All the events from the third day of this year’s National Cancer Research Institute conference in Liverpool

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Our milestones: the birth of abiraterone for prostate cancer

This entry is part 24 of 30 in the series Our milestones

We look back to the 1990s, and to our ‘first-in-man’ trial of prostate cancer drug abiraterone – a vital step in the drug’s development

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Expert Opinion – Professor Peter Johnson on cancer immunotherapy

We quiz our chief clinician, Professor Peter Johnson, to get his take on the history of cancer immunotherapy and where the field is heading.

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New data on how patients are diagnosed – what does it tell us?

We look at welcome new stats published today, show that the number of cancer patients diagnosed in an emergency is falling.

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Two years on for our pioneering TRACERx lung cancer study

Two years ago we launched a pioneering £15m lung cancer study. Find out what’s happened since, through the eyes of Terrence, a patient taking part.

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News digest – breast cancer, tattoos, marijuana and… car crashes?

Our regular round-up of the week’s cancer news.

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News digest – lung cancer, immunotherapy, screening and… orange juice?

All the week’s news, digested for you.

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Our new Pioneer Awards funding scheme – high-risk, high-reward, high-impact

Our new , rapid turn-around funding scheme aims to fund high-risk research that we wouldn’t normally fund

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News digest – Manchester Centre, cervical symptoms, organoids and… avocados?

A new research centre, ‘organoids’ to beat cancer, and the deadly effects of smoking… all this and more in our weekly news digest.

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The Manchester Cancer Research Centre – ‘A real powerhouse for cancer research’

We caught up with Professor Nic Jones, director of the new Manchester Cancer Research Centre, to hear why he’s so excited about the new building

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