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Jacob is a Digital News Officer at Cancer Research UK. He studied biochemistry at the University of Exeter and subsequently completed a Master’s in science communication at Imperial College London. He joined the digital news team in March 2022, writing for the news site and contributing to our podcast, That Cancer Conversation.

First-of-its-kind app for patients on clinical trials being piloted by Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK, in partnership with tech company Stitch, are going live with an app for patients to use whilst participating in a clinical trial.  

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Why do non-smokers face delays in getting a lung cancer diagnosis?

Up to 14% of people with lung cancer in the UK have never smoked. New research funded by us reveals why non-smokers face delays in getting diagnosed with lung cancer

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Repurposing radiotherapy drugs could give immunotherapy a boost

Researchers in Southampton have found that a way to improve the effectiveness of immunotherapy in cancers that are resistant by repurposing existing drugs

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Why consistent and funded cancer policies are key to improving cancer survival

Research from the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership has found a link between cancer policy consistency over time and survival for six cancer types

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Stopping the spread: A revolution in how we think about metastasis

Research from our Cambridge Institute has shown us that metastasis isn’t a process unique to cancer, revolutionising the way we think about cell dissemination. 

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How “the most advanced machine learning approach” is finding new cancer-causing mutational signatures

A team of researchers has developed a new tool to identify mutational signatures in cancer DNA that’s quickly establishing itself as the best of the best.  

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NICE doesn’t recommend olaparib for patients with certain prostate cancers

NICE does not recommend olaparib (Lynparza) for people with a type of advanced prostate cancer, as the treatment is not deemed cost-effective

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Scientists reveal how air pollution can cause lung cancer in people who have never smoked

A long-term study funded by Cancer Research UK has revealed how air pollution can cause lung cancer in people who have never smoked. 

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Speaking for Scotland: What our Scottish Campaigns Ambassadors want in a 10-Year Cancer Plan 

We hear from four of our Campaigns Ambassadors in Scotland about what they want to see in a new, comprehensive 10-Year Cancer Plan

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How we can reduce cancer risk in inflammatory bowel disease patients by blocking a Hedgehog

If we’re to reduce the risk of bowel cancer in people with IBD, we’re going to have to find a more effective treatment. And we may have done just that. 

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