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Nick studied biomedical sciences at the University of Manchester, including one year at the Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute working on DNA damage and repair. He then ventured down south, completing a PhD at the Cancer Research UK London Research Institute on the signals that help cells move. He joined the News and Multimedia team in 2013, helping to manage the charity’s blog and news feed.

ASCO 2019 news: targeted treatment takeover, drugging the ‘undruggable’, obesity and blood tests

Category: Science blog May 31, 2019 3 comments

The 2019 ASCO conference news highlights: a year of progress with targeted drugs trialled in prostate, pancreatic, breast and lung cancers.

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Downloading the genetic rules of cancer 

Category: Science blog February 4, 2019 1 comment

Scientists are working to document all the faults in the DNA of cancer cells to help them understand how cancer works.

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News digest – 3 new Grand Challenge teams, tests for ‘unknown cancers’, cervical screening and renaming cancer

Category: Science blog January 26, 2019 1 comment

In the news this week: cervical cancer prevention, sugary drinks and should we rename certain ‘low risk’ cancers?

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News digest – unhealthy food tax, NICE decisions, fertility and an experimental cervical cancer test

Category: Science blog December 22, 2018 Comments are closed

In the news this week: a new experimental cervical cancer test and England’s top doctor calls for a tax on unhealthy foods.

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ASCO 2018 news: ‘blood tests’, breast cancer chemo, kinder treatments and immunotherapy

Category: Science blog June 2, 2018 4 comments

The top stories from the 2018 ASCO annual meeting: overexcited coverage of cancer blood tests and how a gene test can tailor breast cancer treatment.

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ASCO 2017: 4 ways treatment could change following world’s largest cancer conference

Category: Science blog June 19, 2017 Comments are closed

Targeted treatment up front improves survival for advanced prostate cancer, and we predict a change in thinking for precision cancer medicine.

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This could be the future of how doctors view cancer

Category: Science blog May 2, 2017 3 comments

This entry is part 14 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Step inside a virtual world where our Grand Challenge scientists are hoping to redefine the way we look at cancer.

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‘Google Earth’ for tumours could change cancer diagnostics and drug testing forever

Category: Science blog March 7, 2017 4 comments

This entry is part 12 of 21 in the series Grand Challenge

Combining new ways to measure molecules could lead to the most accurate picture of tumours ever created. We explore the science behind the approach.

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News digest – landmark week for CRISPR genome editing, cancer-preventing drugs, lifetime weight and…‘manageable’ pancreatic cancer?

Category: Science blog February 18, 2017 2 comments

A big week for CRISPR genome editing, GPs need support on cancer-preventing drugs and can this ‘treatment’ really make pancreatic cancer manageable?

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News digest – tobacco’s grubby fingerprints, ‘devastating’ childhood obesity levels, blood tests and… ‘man-made stars’?

Category: Science blog November 5, 2016 Comments are closed

The ‘signatures’ that tobacco leaves in DNA, ‘devastating’ new childhood obesity figures, and can scientists make their own stars?

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