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Áine studied genetics at University College Cork, Ireland before making the move to London in 2010 and completing a PhD in cancer biology at Barts Cancer Institute. She joined the science communications team at Cancer Research UK in 2014 where she works to communicate the charity’s research to the public.

News digest – ‘hibernating’ humans, 10 portions of fruit and veg, ‘hidden sugar’ and… rabbits?

Misleading headlines about hibernating humans, 10 portions of fruit and veg a day and can rabbits be a secret weapon against cancer? Sadly not.

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3 of the toughest questions in cancer and more than £70 million to solve them

We’re announcing the first winners of our most ambitious science funding awarding ever: The Grand Challenge

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Talking about mouth cancer is important

We spoke to Charlie, a mouth cancer survivor, about the importance of spotting the disease early.

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Rewiring cancers’ circuits – a new way to kill?

Our scientists have developed a new way to re-wire cancer cells.

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Children’s cancer survivors face a tough question: do you want to ever have kids?

We spoke to four young cancer survivors about the fertility issues they faced after cancer treatment.

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News digest – radiotherapy investment, immune cell exhaustion, 3D-printed torso, and… cycling?

Radiotherapy got the investment it needs this week when NHS England announced it will spend £130m upgrading or replacing machines…

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News digest – GcMAF, hijacking immune cells, manipulation of blood vessels and… nose-to-tail eating?

GcMAF still being sold as a ‘cancer cure’; most countries get more calories from alcohol than sugary drinks and nose-to-tail eating might increase cancer risk?

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Nobel Prize 2016: What Ohsumi’s discovery of cellular ‘self-eating’ means for cancer

We take a look at how the work of 2016 Nobel Prize winner, Professor Yoshinori Ohsumi, relates to cancer.

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We need to talk about side effects

We talk to two young cancer survivors about the side effects they experienced following treatment.

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Harder, better, faster, kinder – a new era for cancer drug testing

Our scientists have developed a new, more accurate way to test hundreds of cancer drugs at the same time.

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