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Lilly studied natural sciences at the University of Nottingham, majoring in biology and physical geography. After working as a project coordinator for a hospital charity, she completed a Master’s in science communication at Imperial College London. She joined the digital news team at Cancer Research UK in December 2019, writing for the science blog and creating short science films and animations.

Prising open the trap: Getting to grips with targeted cancer drug resistance

Cancer Research UK-funded scientists are using innovative techniques to understand how resistance to a targeted cancer drug is unfolding.

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COVID-19 vaccine and cancer – latest updates

Recently, news of a COVID-19 vaccine has dominated headlines. We’ve summarised all the information that is out there, with rolling updates, in our new vaccine blog post.

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Let’s get to the bottom of it – 7 common cancer myths, unpicked

From 5G to sharks with cancer, we want to set the record straight with 7 commonly asked questions about cancer that are often rooted in misinformation.

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“That is what I dream”: India’s journey to rolling out the HPV vaccine

We spoke to Dr Ishu Kataria who works with WHO to prevent the spread of infections like HPV, which causes 99% of cervical cancers worldwide.

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“The power of science”: HPV vaccine proven to dramatically reduce cervical cancer

New results find that the HPV vaccine was shown to dramatically reduce cervical cancer rates by 90% in women in their 20s who were offered it at age 12 to 13.

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Breast cancer surgery: ‘I’m proud of the tattoos inked across my chest’

We spoke to three people about their experience of breast surgery and some of the difficult decisions they made along the way.

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A winding journey into the world of children’s and young people’s cancer research

We hear from two Cancer Research UK scientists, Ashley Nicholls and Jessica Taylor, about their interesting career changes.

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Zooming in: Fine-tuning the picture to diagnose oesophageal cancer earlier 

Our researchers have developed specialised cameras to detect cancer cells that can be hard for both surgical cameras and the naked eye to spot.

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The art of practising sustainable science

Labs and research institutions are responsible for a huge amount of waste. We spoke to 3 researchers who are taking the problem into their own hands.

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The lowdown on WHO’s plans to create a ‘cervical cancer-free future’

Last year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced their plans to create a global strategy to accelerate the elimination of cervical cancer as a public health problem.

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