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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 News and Content team at Cancer Research UK in December 2019, writing for the science blog and creating short science films and animations.

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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British Science Week 2020: how different approaches are helping us beat cancer

To celebrate British Science Week 2020, we spoke to 3 researchers with vastly different science experience.

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News digest – preventable cancers, nurse shortages, vaping and cancer’s ‘spare tyre’

Maintaining a healthy diet and not smoking are some of the main lifestyle changes that could mean 400 fewer cancer cases are diagnosed each day.

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News digest – smoke-free 2030, electronic noses, ovarian cancer and the microbiome

Last year, the Government set a target to make England tobacco-free by 2030, but new figures reveal we’re 7 years behind.

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Tracing the toxic fingerprint of a bacterium in our gut 

This entry is part 22 of 22 in the series Grand Challenge

Our Grand Challenge scientists have discovered that a common type of bacteria found in our guts could contribute to bowel cancer.

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News digest – statins, cellular communication, new fertility technique and vaping

In the news this week: statins may reduce risk of ovarian cancer and scientists reveal how cancer cells communicate.

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The making of a living ovarian cancer biobank

Our scientists are growing a living ovarian cancer biobank in Manchester.

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News digest – robot surgery, cancer information, drug decisions and prebiotics

In the news this week: A survey has revealed a third of cancer patients fail to receive vital information and robots are used in breast cancer surgery.

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News digest – cervical cancer progress, new immune cell, breast cancer scans and repurposed drugs

In the news this week:  cervical cancer progress in Britain has stalled in the last decade, as screening uptake remains stubbornly low.

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News digest – NHS drug decision, cost of cancer, missed GP appointments and prostate cancer deaths

In the news this week: a new type of targeted cancer drug is initial rejected for use on the NHS in England

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