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’s News and Content team in 2017, where she writes for the blog and news feed.
It can be strange to think of cancer cells not dividing, but sleeping cancer cells could help to explain why some cancers come back after treatment.
In the news this week: record numbers of people beating breast cancer and long-term benefits of melanoma immunotherapy revealed.
In the news this week: an ‘electronic nose’ could help predict who may benefit from lung cancer immunotherapy.
Waiting to hear if you have cancer, or if your cancer has come back, can be an extremely stressful time – especially if the results take weeks to come back.
NICE makes draft recommendation on daily aspirin for people with Lynch syndrome to reduce bowel cancer risk and blood test could detect breast cancer relapse.
In the news this week: obesity responsible for more cases of some cancers than smoking and a trio of NHS drug decisions.
For almost all skin cancers, the environmental carcinogen is sunlight, according to Professor Richard Marais. Here’s how scientists uncovered the link.
In the news this week: NHS waiting times for cancer treatment ‘continue to spiral downwards’.
In the news this week: a review into UK cancer screening highlights outdated NHS IT systems and scientists develop AI to detect early stage lung cancer.
Changing clinical research training could make this career path more flexible, and help retain female scientists. We speak to a researcher for their take.