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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.

The Enemy Within – 50 years of fighting cancer

We look back on the last 50 years of cancer research, where we were, what we’ve achieved and what’s still left to do.

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Coming ever closer – first PARP inhibitor licensed in Europe

Olaparib is the first PARP inhibitor to move closer to licensing in Europe. What is it, how does it work, and when will it be available in the UK?

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Understanding how cells divide – the story of a Nobel prize

This entry is part 19 of 30 in the series Our milestones

In 2001, our researchers Tim Hunt and Paul Nurse won a share of the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine. We look back at their achievements.

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Andrew Biankin: We need a “We can do this!” attitude to pancreatic cancer

We speak to our pancreatic cancer expert Professor Andrew Biankin about how he’s trying to change the picture for people with the disease.

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Bob Marley, genomics, and a rare form of melanoma

Our researchers in Manchester are using the power of DNA technology to study the genetic faults in the rare type of melanoma that killed Bob Marley.

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It’s time to be positive about triple negative breast cancer

Triple negative breast cancer has poorer survival and is less well understood than other types, but research is making a difference.

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Diagnosing male breast cancer – how can we do better?

Every year in the UK around 350 men are diagnosed with breast cancer, but because the disease is rare, it can be difficult to diagnose.

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Beyond the burger – tips for a healthy barbecue

A rare sunny weekend in the UK is a great opportunity to get the barbecue out and tuck in to some tasty food. Here are some healthier alternatives.

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Could measles cure cancer? Uh, not exactly…

Media outlets are awash with the news that researchers in the US have apparently cured cancer with the measles virus. What are the facts behind the headlines?

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Mapping cancer risks – what can (and can’t) it tell us?

The new Environment and Health Atlas charts data about diseases such as cancer alongside environmental risk factors including pollution and pesticides.

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