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Kat Arney

Kat joined Cancer Research UK in 2004, after spending six years as a laboratory researcher. Kat loves talking about science, and regularly comments in the media on the latest discoveries as well as giving talks to staff and supporters. She has since left Cancer Research UK to pursue a career as a freelance journalist and science writer.
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Mosaic

As part of an international collaboration, our researchers have uncovered a link between a rare genetic syndrome and childhood brain tumours. As part of an international collaboration, our researchers have uncovered a link between a rare genetic syndrome and childhood brain tumours.

by Kat Arney | Analysis | 4 March 2016

4 March 2016

Conductor

The sixth of our Grand Challenge topics is posing the question: can we target the cancer ‘super-controller’ MYC? The sixth of our Grand Challenge topics is posing the question: can we target the cancer ‘super-controller’ MYC?

by Kat Arney | Analysis | 25 January 2016

25 January 2016

A photo of a cooked breakfast with bacon and sausages.

In our latest Google Hangout on Air, in partnership with Science on Google+, we focused on the recent headlines about processed meat and cancer risk. In our latest Google Hangout on Air, in partnership with Science on Google+, we focused on the recent headlines about processed meat and cancer risk.

by Kat Arney | Analysis | 15 December 2015

15 December 2015

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Google Hangouts
This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Google Hangouts
Fishermen in a canoe

A droplet of clear liquid in a plastic tube no bigger than a Biro lid may not look that impressive, but it could hold the cancer cures of the future. A droplet of clear liquid in a plastic tube no bigger than a Biro lid may not look that impressive, but it could hold the cancer cures of the future.

by Kat Arney | Analysis | 11 September 2015

11 September 2015

Nerve repair

Our researchers have made an unexpected connection between the biological processes involved in nerve repair and the way some cancers spread. Our researchers have made an unexpected connection between the biological processes involved in nerve repair and the way some cancers spread.

by Kat Arney | Analysis | 21 August 2015

21 August 2015

This entry is part 13 of 30 in the series Science Snaps
Immunotherapy hangout

Watch our first Google Hangout on immunotherapy, the immune system and cancer, featuring Professor Fran Balkwill and Professor Ben Willcox. Watch our first Google Hangout on immunotherapy, the immune system and cancer, featuring Professor Fran Balkwill and Professor Ben Willcox.

by Kat Arney | Analysis | 4 August 2015

4 August 2015

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series Google Hangouts
Tracy and Nigel Collinson
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  • Health & Medicine

Cataloguing the genetic chaos in oesophageal cancer

Our researchers at the Francis Crick institute are unpicking the genetic complexity of oesophageal tumours, to find more effective treatments for the disease. Our researchers at the Francis Crick institute are unpicking the genetic complexity of oesophageal tumours, to find more effective treatments for the disease.

by Kat Arney | Analysis | 4 August 2015

4 August 2015

Grapes

Our researchers have discovered that relatively small doses of purified resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine, might reduce bowel cancer risk (in mice). Our researchers have discovered that relatively small doses of purified resveratrol, a chemical found in red wine, might reduce bowel cancer risk (in mice).

by Kat Arney | Analysis | 29 July 2015

29 July 2015

RAD51 cartoon

Our researchers have solved a decades-old genetic mystery about how DNA damage is repaired, thanks to some tiny worms. Our researchers have solved a decades-old genetic mystery about how DNA damage is repaired, thanks to some tiny worms.

by Kat Arney | Analysis | 20 July 2015

20 July 2015