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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: “We’ve got so much on our plates”

We caught up with two of our researchers about how COVID-19 has impacted their work, and what the next few months looks like for them.

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A ‘sponge on a string’ test to detect oesophageal cancer earlier

Looking at the latest results from the BEST3 trial, analysing the ‘sponge-on-a-string’ test to detect oesophageal cancer earlier.

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COVID-19: “The really hard part is we know what needs to be done”

We caught up with a number of researchers about how COVID-19 has impacted their work, and what the next few months looks like for them.

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Searching for novel connections in cancer metabolism

This entry is part 23 of 23 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

Our scientists have been hunting for patterns that could reveals clues about metabolism and cancer.

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Coronavirus reports – Part 5: “I have tried to be positive all the way through”

We caught up with people living with cancer across the country, to find out how the coronavirus pandemic has been affecting them and their families.

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COVID-19: The Lighthouse Labs leading the way for COVID-19 testing in the UK

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series COVID-19 research

We spoke to Cancer Research UK scientists who are volunteering at Lighthouse Labs across the country.

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COVID-19: The Cancer Research UK scientists manufacturing PPE

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series COVID-19 research

Two Cancer Research UK scientists are manufacturing PPE for healthcare workers across the country.

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Science Snaps: rearranging our understanding of the cancer genome

This entry is part 30 of 30 in the series Science Snaps

Our latest Science Snaps post looks at genetic rearrangement in ovarian cancer.

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New blood test study uses artificial intelligence to identify cancer. But it’s not ready for patients yet. 

Researchers have revealed a new blood test that uses artificial intelligence to identify cancer, but it’s not ready for patients yet. 

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News digest – ‘lab-on-a-chip’, immune system hacking, prostate cancer scans and sprinting cells

Scientists are using machine learning to hunt for early signs of lung cancer in the blood.

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