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Justine studied biological sciences at the University of Warwick before diving straight into a PhD at the same institution, working on how HIV hijacks certain transport pathways in cells. After subsequently working as a science writer for several years, Justine joined the Science Communications team at Cancer Research UK in 2016, helping communicate research on cancer to the public and media.

How tiny metal beads could make chemotherapy more effective for brain tumours

Category: Science blog August 31, 2018 2 comments

Our researchers are working on a new way to improve chemotherapy treatment for aggressive brain tumours, using the precious metal palladium.

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Improving brain tumour diagnosis to make treatment personal

Category: Science blog August 24, 2018 0 comments

Our scientists are working to improve brain tumour diagnosis. Find out how this could make treatment more personal, and guide people onto clinical trials.

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Developing more accurate ways to study brain tumours

Category: Science blog August 13, 2018 2 comments

Growing ‘mini brains’ in dishes is just one of the innovative ways our scientists are studying brain tumours in the lab. Find out how this could lead to new treatments.

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Science Surgery: ‘Will cancer ever be eradicated completely?’

Category: Science blog July 23, 2018 5 comments

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series Science Surgery

Eradicating diseases isn’t easy. Here we look at which cancers are preventable, and how detecting cancers earlier could make a difference.

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Brain tumour chemotherapy now available to even more NHS patients

Category: Science blog July 11, 2018 3 comments

Thanks to a trial we supported, people with a type of brain tumour now have a new treatment option – a chemotherapy we developed.

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Cell ‘chatter’ discovery could open clinical trial opportunity for fatal childhood brain tumour

Category: Science blog July 2, 2018 1 comment

DIPG is a fatal childhood brain tumour. But our scientists are unpicking its biology in the hope of finding new ways to tackle this hard to treat cancer.

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Combining heartburn drugs and aspirin could help prevent oesophageal cancer in people at high risk

Category: Science blog June 4, 2018 4 comments

Two over-the-counter, widely available drugs could help cut cases of oesophageal cancer in people at higher risk of the disease.

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Learning from a cancer’s past could predict its future

Category: Science blog May 28, 2018 3 comments

By revealing a tumour’s past, our scientists are opening the possibility of predicting its future. This could help make cancer treatment more personal.

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A better understanding of brain tumour biology will bring new treatments

Category: Science blog May 1, 2018 7 comments

Brain tumour researchers face many challenges that are holding up progress. Find out how we’re bringing scientists together to overcome them.

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Science Surgery: ‘Do we all have potentially cancerous cells in our bodies?’

Category: Science blog April 18, 2018 1 comment

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Science Surgery

In this instalment of our Science Surgery series, we explore what gives a cell the potential to become cancerous, and how the body stops this from happening.

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