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: headlines saying ‘hot tea causes oesophageal cancer’ miss crucial details and Government proposes junk food ad watershed.
Scientists are taking a leaf out of Darwin’s evolutionary handbook to understand how lung cancer evolves.
Our scientists have uncovered a new marker that’s found on treatment-resistant prostate cancer cells.
Our scientists are rewriting the breast cancer rulebook. By looking at faults in tumour DNA, they’ve found that breast cancer is not 1 but 10 different diseases each with a different risk of coming back or spreading.
Less than 1 in 5 Wikipedia biographies are about women. And we wanted to change that. We held International Women’s Day Wikipedia edit-a-thon to create and update pages about women in cancer research.
In this week’s news: smoking may limit the body’s ability to flexible drug pricing could speed up NHS access.
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.