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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’s News and Content team in 2017, where she writes for the blog and news feed.

News digest – Nobel Prize winners, personalised immunotherapy on NHS, Australian cervical cancer rates and Theresa May’s cancer plans

Category: Science blog October 6, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to scientists who laid the groundwork for cancer immunotherapy.

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How we estimated when obesity might catch smoking as the top cause of cancer

Category: Science blog September 24, 2018 10 comments

New figures suggest that obesity could top smoking as the biggest preventable cause of cancer in women by 2043. Here’s how we calculated them.

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News digest – global cancer rates rising, vaping figures, crowdfunding for cancer treatments and BRCA1 gene sleuthing

Category: Science blog September 15, 2018 0 comments

In the news this week: New global cancer figures revealed and a study sheds new light on which faults in the BRCA1 gene could increase cancer risk.

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News digest – blood cancer immunotherapy, energy drink ban, ‘no-deal’ Brexit plans and our Annual Review

Category: Science blog September 1, 2018 1 comment

In the news this week: engineered cell therapy given initial ‘no’ for NHS in England and we publish our research highlights in our 2017/18 annual review.

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An intelligent knife can tell ovarian cancer and healthy tissue apart. Could it make surgery smarter?

Category: Science blog August 17, 2018 0 comments

New research has shown that an intelligent knife can distinguish between ovarian cancer and normal tissue. Could it help make ovarian cancer surgery smarter?

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News digest – bowel screening age, reducing childhood obesity, NHS delays, and biological ‘drones’

Category: Science blog August 11, 2018 0 comments

Bowel screening age to be dropped to 50 in England and study looks to tackle childhood obesity by coaching new parents.

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News digest – breast cancer treatment, potential vape tax, high-tech MRI and cannabis extract

Category: Science blog August 4, 2018 3 comments

Cannabis extract was in the news after a study found that combining it with chemo extended the lives of mice with pancreatic cancer.

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Piecing together brain tumour biology to design more effective drugs

Category: Science blog July 31, 2018 1 comment

Scientists are slowly uncovering what makes brain tumours tick. Combining this information with research on the healthy brain could lead to new treatments.

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News digest – HPV jab for boys, childhood obesity, ‘one-stop diagnosis shops’ and Zika virus

Category: Science blog July 28, 2018 0 comments

The Government announced that boys will get the HPV vaccine, and severe obesity in 10 and 11-year olds hits record high.

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News digest – immunotherapy for childhood cancer, glowing brain surgery, a new health secretary and CRISPR

Category: Science blog July 14, 2018 0 comments

A dye used in brain tumour surgery will be rolled out more widely and an immunotherapy drug for neuroblastoma has been made available on NHS.

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