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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.

Paving the way: How biopsies are offering hope to children with aggressive brain tumours

“Our motivation for studying it is because there haven’t been any new effective treatments for decades.” Overall, survival for children’s…

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Reduction in women screened for breast cancer between 2020 and 2021, NHS report finds

A new report by NHS Digital reveals how breast screening services were impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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No link between breast pain alone and cancer diagnosis, study finds

Research finds women with breast pain alone were no more to receive a diagnosis of breast cancer than women with no symptoms.

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Advanced MRI could help to differentiate aggressive and slower growing prostate cancer

New research has found that using an advanced MRI technique may enable doctors to pinpoint potentially aggressive or fast-growing cancers and guide treatment pathways.

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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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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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