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Lilly studied natural sciences at the University of Nottingham, majoring in biology and physical geography. After working as a project coordinator for a hospital charity, she completed a Master’s in science communication at Imperial College London. She joined the digital news team at Cancer Research UK in December 2019, writing for the science blog and creating short science films and animations.

COVID-19 vaccine and cancer – latest updates

Recently, news of a COVID-19 vaccine has dominated headlines. We’ve summarised all the information that is out there, with rolling updates, in our new vaccine blog post.

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An unexpected find: clues about the genetics of children’s cancer found in the placenta

Scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute have discovered that that genetic structure of the placenta contains many of the same genetic mutations found in children’s cancers.

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‘A significant step forwards’ – treating patients with advanced biliary tract cancers

An existing combination of chemotherapy could be used to provide a new option for biliary tract cancer patients.

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Meet the teams tackling 5 challenges in children’s and young people’s cancers

Joining forces with Children with Cancer UK, we’re proud to be co-funding the Cancer Research UK–Children with Cancer UK Innovation Awards.

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Transforming optimism: finding new ways to treat rare cancers

We spoke to Dr Kate Cwynarski, who led the Stand Up To Cancer-funded MARIETTA trial, a clinical trial which details a “potentially transforming” treatment for some patients with secondary CNS lymphoma.

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Cancer research in 2020: A spotlight on Manchester

2020 has certainly been tough, and no industry has been left untouched by the effects of the pandemic. And while the same undoubtedly goes for our work, we’ve once again been inspired by the resilience and determination of our researchers.

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The long road to targeting the holy grail of the immune response

A team of our scientists at University College London have developed a potential new immunotherapy drug and caused another paradigm shift in our understanding of how cancer immunotherapy works.

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An existing blood test for ovarian cancer has been re-evaluated. The results are in

Researchers have found an existing ovarian cancer blood test is far more predictive than originally thought and could potentially pick up other forms of cancer.

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The team of over 60 scientists investigating the age-old mystery of inflammation and cancer

This entry is part 24 of 26 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

We spoke to 3 members of the global STORMing Cancer team about their work to solve the mystery of inflammation and cancer.

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The changing landscape of children’s cancer treatment

We spoke to Professor Lou Chesler and Dr Lynley Marshall about the innovative studies that are aiming to make children’s cancer treatment more tailored.

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