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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.

Shape-shifting molecular cousins are the key to DNA repair

It’s taken years of frustration and dedication (not to mention countless hours spent in a small room roughly the temperature…

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Can ‘jumping genes’ cause cancer chaos?

Statistically speaking, your genome is mostly junk. Less than two per cent of it is made up of actual genes…

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Science Snaps: divide by two

This entry is part 12 of 27 in the series Science Snaps

We home in on tiny cellular structures called ‘centrosomes’, exploring new research on cancer cell division with implications for drug development.

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‘Johns Hopkins’ cancer update emails are a hoax

Hoax emails about cancer risks and treatments are misleading and confusing, so don’t pass them on. Here are the facts behind the claims.

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An important message for cancer patients: Beware the ‘cannabis oil’ scammers

We have become aware that scammers are tricking cancer patients and their families into handing over money for ‘cannabis oil’, yet…

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From snapshot to family tree – writing the evolutionary rule book of cancer

Our scientists are piecing together cancer’s family tree, uncovering clues that could help develop better treatments in the future.

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Science Snaps: the art and science of cancer, the universe and everything

This entry is part 10 of 27 in the series Science Snaps

A new exhibition at the Cambridge Science Festival showcases artworks inspired by the work of Cancer Research UK scientists

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Unpicking the genetic ‘patchwork’ in ovarian cancer

Our researchers are investigating the genetic ‘patchwork’ underlying ovarian tumours, which will lead to more effective treatments in the future.

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Lethal Weapon Too: Using DNA repair processes to target cancer

A Lethal Weapon against cancer? Researchers are using ‘synthetic lethality’ to develop new treatments based on targeting DNA repair processes.

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The Enemy Within – 50 years of fighting cancer

We look back on the last 50 years of cancer research, where we were, what we’ve achieved and what’s still left to do.

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