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.
Right now there isn’t enough reliable evidence to prove that any form of cannabis can effectively treat cancer in patients.
As part of an international collaboration, our researchers have uncovered a link between a rare genetic syndrome and childhood brain tumours.
We take a closer look at the contents of the Cancer Act as it now stands, how it has changed, and how it still works to protect patients and the public.
The sixth of our Grand Challenge topics is posing the question: can we target the cancer ‘super-controller’ MYC?
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.
Following the success of our last Google Hangout, we’re thrilled to be able to bring you a fascinating discussion and cancer in kids and teens.
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.
Our researchers have made an unexpected connection between the biological processes involved in nerve repair and the way some cancers spread.
Watch our first Google Hangout on immunotherapy, the immune system and cancer, featuring Professor Fran Balkwill and Professor Ben Willcox.
Our researchers at the Francis Crick institute are unpicking the genetic complexity of oesophageal tumours, to find more effective treatments for the disease.