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.
This week’s news features over-egged claims of a cancer vaccine and fears over suggested links between ‘ultra-processed’ foods and cancer.
Our researchers have discovered a way to halt breast cancer spread in mice, by blocking a molecule called asparagine. But what does this mean for patients?
2017’s most Googled health question was ‘What is cancer?’. So what really is it? This blog post delves into the details.
Category: Science blog January 6, 2018
This week’s news revealed how alcohol damages DNA, and how cancer-targeting viruses could boost immunotherapy for brain and breast tumours.
In this instalment of our Science Surgery series, we’re tackling a question we were asked on second cancers.
Category: Science blog November 25, 2017
Our top stories this week include the NHS’ commitments to early diagnosis, a budget boost for research, and trials for new experimental treatments.
Will personalised medicine become the norm of cancer treatment? In this Science Surgery instalment, we asked experts for their thoughts on this question.
Our top stories this week: testosterone levels and prostate cancer risk, new cervical screening research and detecting oesophageal cancer earlier.
Category: Science blog November 8, 2017
In our round-up of this year’s NCRI conference we reveal exciting new research that’s helping scientists get to know cancer better.