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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 and edits the blog and news feed.

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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Coronavirus reports – Part 4: “I know I’m in a queue, but things feel uncertain”

We caught up with people living with cancer across the country, to find out how isolation due to the pandemic has been affecting them and their families.

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Coronavirus reports – Part 3: “I should have known when they came back in PPE”

Christine was diagnosed with COVID-19 just after finishing her chemotherapy treatment.

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Coronavirus and cancer – May updates

We’re pulling together the latest government and NHS health updates concerning coronavirus (COVID-19) and cancer from May.

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Coronavirus reports – Part 1: “I’m taking things week by week”

We caught up with several people around the country who live with cancer, to find out how the pandemic was affecting them.

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Our nurse helpline during coronavirus: ‘We’re here to help people understand what’s happening’

Since the COVID-19 virus began to disrupt everyone’s lives, the Cancer Research UK helpline hasn’t stopped ringing.

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Testing for COVID-19 coronavirus at the Francis Crick Institute

The Francis Crick Institute’s lab facilities have been temporarily transformed into a COVID-19 testing facility, to help combat the spread of infection.

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