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.
Professor Karen Vousden is our new chief scientist. We caught up with her to get a sneak peak at what this involves, and what she sees as the hot topics for future research.
Category: Science blog July 11, 2016
We investigate organoids, the latest way that scientists are growing cancer cells in the lab to help test hundreds of cancer drugs.
Category: Science blog July 2, 2016
We’ve joined US Vice President Joe Biden’s ‘moonshot’, melanoma cases top 10,000 a year in over 55s, e-cigs and what’s the deal with liquid aspirin?
Category: Science blog June 15, 2016
From immunotherapy to targeted cancer treatment, here’s our round up of the big news from the annual ASCO conference.
The immune system’s natural killer cells, mobile phones and brain tumours, unhelpful fat recommendations and are rubbish dumps linked to lung cancer?
Category: Science blog May 21, 2016
Standardised cigarette packs; misleading talk of a ‘sunscreen gene’; waiting times missed in Wales and why preventing cancer isn’t ‘a walk in the park’.
Category: Science blog May 7, 2016
DNA study gives clearer picture of breast cancer, a robot does surgery, mobile phones and brain tumours plus why write a ‘universal cure’ headline?
Category: Science blog April 30, 2016
Report promotes switch to e-cigarettes, 30 years since Chernobyl, how the US might spend its cancer ‘moonshot’ money and can canned food cause cancer?
Category: Science blog April 23, 2016
More promising results for immunotherapy, aspirin analysis, long legs and cancer risk plus why has brushing your teeth been linked to pancreatic cancer?