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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.

Expert opinion: Professor Karen Vousden, our new chief scientist

Category: Science blog July 27, 2016 2 comments

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.

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Balls of cells with their own ‘passport’ to help speed up cancer drug testing

Category: Science blog July 11, 2016 Comments are closed

We investigate organoids, the latest way that scientists are growing cancer cells in the lab to help test hundreds of cancer drugs.

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Building tumours in the lab – a how to guide

Category: Science blog July 4, 2016 2 comments

Our scientists in London are taking apart tumours and rebuilding artificial versions in the lab to help test the latest treatments.

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News digest – joining Joe Biden’s ‘moonshot’, skin cancer stats, e-cigarettes and… liquid aspirin?

Category: Science blog July 2, 2016 Comments are closed

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?

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ASCO 2016: will fine-tuning treatments require redefined tumours?

Category: Science blog June 15, 2016 Comments are closed

From immunotherapy to targeted cancer treatment, here’s our round up of the big news from the annual ASCO conference.

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News digest – natural killer cells, mobile phones, fatty foods and… a load of rubbish?

Category: Science blog May 28, 2016 1 comment

The immune system’s natural killer cells, mobile phones and brain tumours, unhelpful fat recommendations and are rubbish dumps linked to lung cancer?

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News digest – goodbye glitzy cigarette packs, ‘sunscreen gene’, Welsh waiting woes and… a cancer-preventing walk?

Category: Science blog May 21, 2016 Comments are closed

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’.

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News digest – ‘complete picture’ of breast cancer, robo-surgery, mobile phones and… a ‘universal cure’?

Category: Science blog May 7, 2016 Comments are closed

DNA study gives clearer picture of breast cancer, a robot does surgery, mobile phones and brain tumours plus why write a ‘universal cure’ headline?

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News digest – e-cigarettes, Chernobyl, ‘moonshots’ and… canned food?

Category: Science blog April 30, 2016 Comments are closed

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?

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News digest – immunotherapy’s continued promise, aspirin, long legs and… mouth bacteria?

Category: Science blog April 23, 2016 Comments are closed

More promising results for immunotherapy, aspirin analysis, long legs and cancer risk plus why has brushing your teeth been linked to pancreatic cancer?

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