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.
In this week’s news: NHS England roll out lung cancer scanning, and a planned cervical screening test switch could see the time between screenings extended to 5 years.
Cervical cancer rates are predicted to fall following the introduction of HPV primary screening this year.
Three new teams funded through our Grand Challenge are about to embark on research projects focusing on the microbiome, faulty genes and chronic inflammation.
In the news this week: NHS long-term plan is published, and scientists develop a ‘sponge’ to help mop up excess chemotherapy in the blood.
A new cervical cancer test is big news this week. The science behind the headlines is exciting, but the test is a long way from being used in cervical screening.
In this week’s news: specialist prostate cancer MRI scan recommended on NHS and scientists are developing a gel spray to reduce tumour growth after surgery.
A ’10 minute cancer test’ is big news today. The science behind the headlines is exciting, but the test is a long way from being used to diagnose cancer.
In the news this week: cancer survival in England is still lagging behind the best and a second immunotherapy drug is made available for advanced skin cancer on the NHS.
In the news this week: NHS staff shortages could reach 350,000 by 2030 and an error meant almost 50,000 women weren’t sent cervical screening letters.
We don’t always know why never-smokers develop lung cancer, but the data suggests that genetics play a role, as well as environmental or occupational exposures.