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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.

News digest – NHS announcements, the Budget, experimental treatments and… alcoholic jelly?

Category: Science blog November 25, 2017 Comments are closed

Our top stories this week include the NHS’ commitments to early diagnosis, a budget boost for research, and trials for new experimental treatments.

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Science Surgery: ‘Is the one-size-fits-all treatment approach obsolete?’

Category: Science blog November 14, 2017 1 comment

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Science Surgery

Will personalised medicine become the norm of cancer treatment? In this Science Surgery instalment, we asked experts for their thoughts on this question.

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News digest – Testosterone, artificial intelligence, genetic tests, the HPV vaccine and… a cuppa?

Category: Science blog November 11, 2017 2 comments

Our top stories this week: testosterone levels and prostate cancer risk, new cervical screening research and detecting oesophageal cancer earlier.

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NCRI 2017: How knowing tumours inside and out is boosting progress

Category: Science blog November 8, 2017 Comments are closed

In our round-up of this year’s NCRI conference we reveal exciting new research that’s helping scientists get to know cancer better.

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Brain tumours’ shared metabolic tricks hint at new approach to treatment

Category: Science blog October 25, 2017 Comments are closed

Different types of brain tumours may share similar survival strategies, opening up new treatment research avenues.

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News digest – childhood obesity, sugar and cancer confusion, personalised cell therapy and… robots?

Category: Science blog October 21, 2017 Comments are closed

Obesity and sugar hogged the headlines this week alongside success stories for personalised medicine. Read the digest for more.

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News digest – cancer drugs on trial, robotic surgery, obesity and… cool Nobel Prize science?

Category: Science blog October 7, 2017 2 comments

This week’s news featured worrying obesity and cancer trends in the US and a call for more robust evidence to back up cancer drugs’ effectiveness. Read the digest for more.

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2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry: how making microscopes cool is helping cancer research

Category: Science blog October 5, 2017 Comments are closed

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to the developers of cool microscopes. And the tech is boosting cancer research.

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Mesothelioma Awareness Day: How research is tackling the deadly legacy of asbestos

Category: Science blog September 26, 2017 Comments are closed

A greater understanding of the biology of mesothelioma has led to new clinical trials testing immunotherapies and targeted drugs against the disease.

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Science Surgery: ‘Will cancer ever be cured?’

Category: Science blog September 21, 2017 39 comments

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Science Surgery

Answering this question isn’t a simple case of ‘yes’ or ‘no’. It depends on the way that the term ‘cancer’ is defined.

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