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Katie studied biochemistry at the University of Oxford, before joining a lab to investigate why the immune system can’t control HIV. She then worked in science communication for the MS Society and joined Cancer Research UK in 2017, where she manages the digital news team.

We’re asking scientists to tackle 9 of the toughest challenges in cancer research

This entry is part of 25 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

We’ve partnered with the National Cancer Institute in the US (NCI) to stimulate even more innovative research collaborations through Cancer Grand Challenges.

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NHS staff shortages: What’s needed to build a sustainable cancer workforce?

We’ve estimated it will cost HEE between £142 million and £260 million more than it already invests to grow the key cancer professions by 45%.

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UK health inequalities: 20,000 more cancer cases a year in the most deprived areas

New figures released today reveal that there are around 20,000 extra cancer cases each year in more deprived areas of the UK.

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What’s happened to cancer services during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Six months since lockdown, we’ve got a much clearer picture how cancer services were affected, and how well they’re recovering.

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Why it’s difficult to estimate the number of extra cancer deaths caused by service disruption during COVID-19

Estimating the impact of COVID-19 on cancer survival is not an easy thing to do.

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Coronavirus reports – Part 6: “The kids being home all the time has been quite a challenge”

We caught up with 3 people living with cancer to find out how the coronavirus pandemic has affected them and their families.

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Coronavirus and cancer – July updates

We’re monitoring the latest government and NHS health updates from across the UK.

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COVID-19: “It could take months to build research up again”

Professor Richard Gilbertson talks about the impact of COVID-19 on research at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Centre.

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Coronavirus and cancer – June updates

We’re monitoring the latest coronavirus government and NHS health updates from across the UK.

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Over 2 million people waiting for cancer screening, tests and treatments

For cancer services to get back on track, patients and staff working must be tested regularly for COVID-19, whether they have COVID-19 symptoms or not. 

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