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Emma Smith

Emma studied biochemistry at Imperial College London then stayed on for a Masters and PhD on her favourite topic, immunology. After almost a decade there, she braved the move out of London (a whole 12 miles south) and joined The Institute of Cancer Research to study multiple myeloma, a white blood cell cancer. She left the lab for the final time in 2010 and, after a couple of years at Breakthrough Breast Cancer, joined the Science Communications team at Cancer Research UK.
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Why is the shape of a cancer cell so important for predicting how the disease will behave? Our scientists may have an answer. Why is the shape of a cancer cell so important for predicting how the disease will behave? Our scientists may have an answer.

by Emma Smith | Analysis | 1 February 2017

1 February 2017

Chocolate

There's more to stopping cancer from spreading than simply cutting out chocolate, despite what the headlines say. There's more to stopping cancer from spreading than simply cutting out chocolate, despite what the headlines say.

by Emma Smith | Analysis | 8 December 2016

8 December 2016

  • Science & Technology
  • Health & Medicine

Science Snaps: leukaemia cells are born to run

For this edition of Science Snaps we peer inside some bones, investigating how leukaemia cells get around and dodge treatment. For this edition of Science Snaps we peer inside some bones, investigating how leukaemia cells get around and dodge treatment.

by Emma Smith | Analysis | 20 October 2016

20 October 2016

This entry is part 17 of 30 in the series Science Snaps
Ada Lovelace

On Ada Lovelace Day 2016, we speak to Dr Bissan Al-Lazikani about how she is using computers to help personalise cancer treatment. On Ada Lovelace Day 2016, we speak to Dr Bissan Al-Lazikani about how she is using computers to help personalise cancer treatment.

by Emma Smith | Analysis | 11 October 2016

11 October 2016

  • Science & Technology
  • Health & Medicine

Strengthening the foundations for early detection

We look over exciting early-stage research looking to detect cancer, or changes that may lead to cancer, early. We look over exciting early-stage research looking to detect cancer, or changes that may lead to cancer, early.

by Emma Smith | Analysis | 14 September 2016

14 September 2016

Luck
  • Science & Technology
  • Health & Medicine

Why cancer is (still) more than just ‘bad luck’

New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details. New research has uncovered a possible explanation for why some cancers are more common than others, we explore the details.

by Emma Smith | Analysis | 25 August 2016

25 August 2016

This entry is part 5 of 5 in the series Google Hangouts
Target
  • Health & Medicine
  • Science & Technology

From one-eyed lambs to ‘targeted’ skin cancer drugs

Our scientists have revealed how a targeted skin cancer drug works, which could help tackle drug resistance. Our scientists have revealed how a targeted skin cancer drug works, which could help tackle drug resistance.

by Emma Smith | Analysis | 21 July 2016

21 July 2016

Read about how we're approaching the challenge of understanding and treating lung, pancreatic, oesophageal cancers and brain tumours. Read about how we're approaching the challenge of understanding and treating lung, pancreatic, oesophageal cancers and brain tumours.

by Emma Smith | Analysis | 20 July 2016

20 July 2016

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Google Hangouts