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Jacob studied biochemistry at the University of Exeter, which included study abroad at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. After working in education, he completed a Master’s in science communication at Imperial College London. He joined the digital news team at Cancer Research UK in March 2022, writing for the news site and contributing to our podcast, That Cancer Conversation.

A Cancer Revolution: What the experts think of the new Science Museum exhibition

We spoke to Dr Vivian Li and Rupal Mistry about their thoughts on the Cancer Revolution exhibition at the Science Museum.

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Closing the gap: How new screening interventions could reduce inequalities in bowel cancer outcomes

When it comes to diagnosing cancers early, screening is our best available tool. Cancer screening involves testing for early signs…

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‘Normal’ cells and ‘cancer’s surprising circular DNA’: Inside Cancer Grand Challenges Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series Inside Cancer Grand Challenges

We’re unpacking two recently funded Cancer Grand Challenges, and introducing the global, multidisciplinary teams taking them on.

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How erectile dysfunction drugs could be the key to overcoming treatment resistance in oesophageal cancer

Researchers have found a drug that targets the tumour microenvironment that could improve treatment for certain cancers. But it might not be the kind of drug you expect. 

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Inside Cancer Grand Challenges Part 1: what makes a grand challenge?

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Inside Cancer Grand Challenges

Today, Cancer Grand Challenges announced four new teams that have each received £20 million in funding to take on the biggest challenges in cancer research

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Picking out the patterns: How scientists are finding cancer’s signatures in tumour DNA

An international team of researchers have identified 21 common faults in cancer DNA using an algorithm that works similarly to Netflix

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Girls Aloud members to join forces to raise money in Sarah Harding’s honour

The member of Girls Aloud are joining forces with us for a special ‘Race for Life for Sarah’, raising money for vital breast cancer research in honour of their much-loved bandmate.  

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NHS ‘understaffed and underequipped’ to tackle cancer, say 3 in 4 people

A new poll, carried out by YouGov, has revealed that three quarters of the UK public think the NHS is understaffed and underequipped to tackle cancer

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Dame Deborah James: why do deeply personal stories resonate with us so much?

Since she was diagnosed in 2016, Dame Deborah James has brought bowel cancer into the spotlight, encouraged people to be aware of the symptoms and seek help if they notice them. 

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New analysis estimates over 21 million UK adults will be obese by 2040

The results of an analysis published by Cancer Research UK today estimate that more than 21 million UK adults will be obese by 2040

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