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.
The time it takes for cancer to develop will vary from tumour to tumour. But on the whole, it’s slower than you might expect.
Professor George Smith and Sir Gregory Winter won a Nobel Prize for a developing a technique that can help scientists discover new cancer drugs.
Category: Science blog October 6, 2018
In the news this week: Nobel Prize for Medicine awarded to scientists who laid the groundwork for cancer immunotherapy.
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.
Category: Science blog September 15, 2018
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.
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.
Category: Science blog August 17, 2018
New research has shown that an intelligent knife can distinguish between ovarian cancer and normal tissue. Could it help make ovarian cancer surgery smarter?
Category: Science blog August 11, 2018
Bowel screening age to be dropped to 50 in England and study looks to tackle childhood obesity by coaching new parents.
Cannabis extract was in the news after a study found that combining it with chemo extended the lives of mice with pancreatic cancer.
Scientists are slowly uncovering what makes brain tumours tick. Combining this information with research on the healthy brain could lead to new treatments.