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Katie Roberts

Katie studied biochemistry at the University of Oxford, before joining a lab to investigate why the immune system can’t control HIV. She then worked in science communication for the MS Society and joined Cancer Research UK in 2017, where she managed the digital news team. She has since left Cancer Research UK.
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Computational analysis of cancer

From a legacy of life-saving medicines to developing new tools to detect cancer, our scientists have been at the forefront of cancer research for 120 years. From a legacy of life-saving medicines to developing new tools to detect cancer, our scientists have been at the forefront of cancer research for 120 years.

by Katie Roberts | Analysis | 2 February 2022

2 February 2022

prostate cancer biopsy
  • Health & Medicine
  • Science & Technology

Targeted prostate cancer screening: Are we there yet?

Prostate cancer screening is back in the news, as results from a targeted screening programme are released. But when it comes to yearly checks, are we there yet? Prostate cancer screening is back in the news, as results from a targeted screening programme are released. But when it comes to yearly checks, are we there yet?

by Katie Roberts | Analysis | 20 October 2021

20 October 2021

Cath standing outside parliament

We spoke to 4 people about why, when it comes to cancer, every second counts and why the Government must act now to ensure the NHS can catch more cancers early. We spoke to 4 people about why, when it comes to cancer, every second counts and why the Government must act now to ensure the NHS can catch more cancers early.

by Katie Roberts | In depth | 11 October 2021

11 October 2021

Disruption to cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment has led to more than 45,000 fewer people starting cancer treatment between March 2020 and March 2021. Disruption to cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment has led to more than 45,000 fewer people starting cancer treatment between March 2020 and March 2021.

by Katie Roberts | Analysis | 14 May 2021

14 May 2021

Ovarian cancer micrograph

In 1999, Menon joined Professor Ian Jacobs to set up the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS). 20 years later, the results are in. In 1999, Menon joined Professor Ian Jacobs to set up the UK Collaborative Trial of Ovarian Cancer Screening (UKCTOCS). 20 years later, the results are in.

by Katie Roberts | Analysis | 12 May 2021

12 May 2021

Photo of the PillCam

A disposable camera that’s small enough to swallow and powerful enough to help rule out bowel cancer. And it could be coming to a clinic near you. A disposable camera that’s small enough to swallow and powerful enough to help rule out bowel cancer. And it could be coming to a clinic near you.

by Katie Roberts | Analysis | 14 April 2021

14 April 2021

Gordon McVie

Almost 20 years since Cancer Research UK was founded, not many who worked with McVie remain, but staff know him as the man who gave the charity its beginning. Almost 20 years since Cancer Research UK was founded, not many who worked with McVie remain, but staff know him as the man who gave the charity its beginning.

by Katie Roberts | Analysis | 18 February 2021

18 February 2021

NHS worker walking home.

There’s been a steady stream of figures since the pandemic began, each laying bare what many people have seen first-hand – the impact on health services. There’s been a steady stream of figures since the pandemic began, each laying bare what many people have seen first-hand – the impact on health services.

by Katie Roberts | Analysis | 2 February 2021

2 February 2021

  • Health & Medicine
  • Science & Technology

Discovering the BRCA2 gene – 25 years on

25 years ago, a team of our scientists were celebrating. Their risky strategy had paid off. 25 years ago, a team of our scientists were celebrating. Their risky strategy had paid off.

by Katie Roberts | Analysis | 14 January 2021

14 January 2021

Lung cancer cells

We’ve partnered with the National Cancer Institute in the US (NCI) to stimulate even more innovative research collaborations through Cancer Grand Challenges. We’ve partnered with the National Cancer Institute in the US (NCI) to stimulate even more innovative research collaborations through Cancer Grand Challenges.

by Katie Roberts | Analysis | 14 October 2020

14 October 2020

NHS hospital bicycle

We’ve estimated it will cost HEE between £142 million and £260 million more than it already invests to grow the key cancer professions by 45%. We’ve estimated it will cost HEE between £142 million and £260 million more than it already invests to grow the key cancer professions by 45%.

by Katie Roberts | Analysis | 12 October 2020

12 October 2020