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Kat joined Cancer Research UK in 2004, after spending six years as a laboratory researcher. Kat loves talking about science, and regularly comments in the media on the latest discoveries as well as giving talks to staff and supporters. She has since left Cancer Research UK to pursue a career as a freelance journalist and science writer.

Piecing together the mosaic: how genetic research is revealing new connections

As part of an international collaboration, our researchers have uncovered a link between a rare genetic syndrome and childhood brain tumours.

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The 1939 Cancer Act: What is it, what does it do, and is it ‘suppressing the cure’?

We take a closer look at the contents of the Cancer Act as it now stands, how it has changed, and how it still works to protect patients and the public.

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Grand Challenge six: target cancer’s ‘super-controller’

This entry is part 8 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

The sixth of our Grand Challenge topics is posing the question: can we target the cancer ‘super-controller’ MYC?

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Watch our Google Hangout about meat and cancer risk

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Google Hangouts

In our latest Google Hangout on Air, in partnership with Science on Google+, we focused on the recent headlines about processed meat and cancer risk.

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‘Will you be finding a cure for my child?’ – Watch our Google Hangout on tackling cancer in kids and teens

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Google Hangouts

Following the success of our last Google Hangout, we’re thrilled to be able to bring you a fascinating discussion and cancer in kids and teens.

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Fishing for cancer cures: our new Cancer Research UK-MedImmune Alliance Laboratory

A droplet of clear liquid in a plastic tube no bigger than a Biro lid may not look that impressive, but it could hold the cancer cures of the future.

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Science Snaps: bridging the gap between nerve repair and cancer spread

This entry is part 13 of 27 in the series Science Snaps

Our researchers have made an unexpected connection between the biological processes involved in nerve repair and the way some cancers spread.

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‘Wake up and smell the coffee!’ Watch our Google Hangout on immunotherapy

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Google Hangouts

Watch our first Google Hangout on immunotherapy, the immune system and cancer, featuring Professor Fran Balkwill and Professor Ben Willcox.

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Cataloguing the genetic chaos in oesophageal cancer

Our researchers at the Francis Crick institute are unpicking the genetic complexity of oesophageal tumours, to find more effective treatments for the disease.

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Resveratrol, red wine and cancer: what’s the story?

Our researchers have discovered that relatively small doses of purified resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine, might reduce bowel cancer risk (in mice).

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