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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.

Life beyond cancer: Improving the long term side effects for children and young people with brain cancer

We spoke to Dr Debbie Hicks about what is being done to understand and minimise the impact of long-term side effects for children and young people with medulloblastoma.

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Ending smoking could more than halve England’s cancer inequality gap

It’s known that people from more deprived backgrounds are more likely to get cancer. New analysis from Cancer Research UK…

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Looking back at a life-changing clinical trial

In an unusual turn of events, the results of a clinical trial for mitoxantrone turned out to be so effective that the randomisation of the trial was halted early. 

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The link between Down syndrome and childhood leukaemia

In 1930, it was discovered that children with Down syndrome are at a greater risk of developing certain types of leukaemia, but much of our understanding of this link remains a mystery.

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Steps towards a smokefree society

For some, a world where cigarettes don’t exist might be difficult to imagine. Less than 30 years ago it would’ve…

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“Giving something back”: our supporters are the beating heart of what we do

We support lifesaving cancer research through the work of over 4,000 scientists, doctors and nurses. But none of what we do would be possible without those who support us. 

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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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Skin cancer death rates in men risen dramatically in the last 50 years

Skin cancer death rates in UK men have more than tripled since the early 1970s, according to new analysis released today by Cancer Research UK.

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Making real change: 4 ways we’ve influenced cancer policy

From restricting sunbed use for under 18s, to banning smoking at work and in public places, here are 4 ways we’ve influenced cancer policy and made real change.

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New reports show staff shortages continue to hold back cancer care

New reports highlight the impact of workforce issues on the ongoing patient backlog and patient outcomes across UK nations.  

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