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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 – 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 1 comment

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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Computer simulation suggests risk-based breast screening could have benefits

Category: Science blog July 6, 2018 2 comments

New computer simulation study suggests only screening women deemed at a ‘high risk’ of breast cancer could help to reduce unnecessary diagnoses.

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News digest – Cancer in the elderly, NHS funding, lung cancer treatment and making chemo kinder

Category: Science blog June 23, 2018 1 comment

This week’s headlines: drug could protect children from hearing loss after chemo and cancer rates in over-75s are ‘set to rocket’.

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Drug could protect children from hearing loss after chemo

Category: Science blog June 20, 2018 4 comments

New trials results show that a drug can reduce hearing loss in children treated with the chemo drug cisplatin. We talk to the lead researcher, Dr Penelope Brock...

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News digest – breast and lung cancer immunotherapy, vaping and ASCO highlights

Category: Science blog June 9, 2018 0 comments

Top stories this week: A breast cancer immunotherapy first and lung cancer immunotherapy approved for NHS use in England.

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News digest – HPV vaccine, exercise, alcohol labels and ‘tanning genes’

Category: Science blog May 12, 2018 1 comment

This week’s top stories: HPV vaccine is safe and effective and London Mayor to ban junk food ads on public transport.

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