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.
Category: Science blog April 14, 2018
In the news this week: tracking kidney cancers through time, more funding for prostate cancer research and early promise for an ovarian cancer treatment vaccine.
In the news this week: new figures put a number on preventable cancer cases in the UK, and blueberry muffins came under fire for their sugar content.
Our new research partnership is exploring common ground between arthritis and cancer, which could bring benefits to patients on both sides.
Category: Science blog February 17, 2018
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.
This week’s news features a promise of over 5000 extra staff to tackle NHS shortages, and a ground-breaking personalised medicine trial for pancreatic cancer.