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Nell studied biology and then did a Masters in science communication. She worked freelance as a science writer and events organiser before joining Cancer Research UK in 2009. She acts as a media spokesperson for the charity and also works on the Annual Review.

‘Unstable’ breast cancers give clues for tackling the disease

In March we wrote about Professor Charles Swanton’s exciting work looking at cancers with ‘unstable’ chromosomes – genetic changes that…

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Cracking the cancer code – the International Cancer Genome Consortium

We’re living through a revolution in cancer research. New technology is making it possible to find the genetic changes at…

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Learning from survivors of childhood cancer

As our Little Star awards remind us every year, people living with and surviving childhood cancer are very special. And…

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Another step towards understanding drug-resistant cancers

The word ‘cancer’ describes a huge group of different diseases, each with its own challenges. And one of the biggest…

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Deciphering the signature of prostate cancer

Many of us know someone who’s been affected by prostate cancer – the disease is the most common cancer in…

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Radiotherapy – the unsung hero of cancer treatment

Radiotherapy is one of the cornerstones of cancer treatment. It may seem surprising to read, but it cures more patients…

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A step towards treating advanced cancer

Cancer is a challenging yet fascinating problem for researchers all over the world. And a new paper from US researchers,…

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NCRI conference: is there light at the end of the tunnel for pancreatic, oesophageal and lung cancers?

Tackling pancreatic, oesophageal and lung cancer is one of the biggest challenges facing cancer researchers today. Together more than 55,000…

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NCRI conference: stem cells – the future of cancer research?

Cancer ‘stem cells’ were once again a talking point at this year’s NCRI cancer conference.

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Progress in pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer comes with stark statistics attached. Often not diagnosed until it has spread, it’s one of the most difficult…

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