Women in STEM: Dr Kate Dry

Dr Kate Dry is Information Specialist in Professor Steve Jackson’s Lab at the Gurdon Institute. Here, she tells us about unexpected career paths, working in science while raising a family, and being a member of a world-leading cancer research lab. 

Cambridge University News | July 25, 2019 | cambridge
~3 mins   

Tags: women-in-stem cancer

‘Fingerprint database’ could help scientists to identify new cancer culprits

Scientists in Cambridge and London have developed a catalogue of DNA mutation ‘fingerprints’ that could help doctors pinpoint the environmental culprit responsible for a patient’s tumour – including showing some of the fingerprints left in lung tumours by specific chemicals found in tobacco smoke.

Cambridge University News | April 16, 2019 | cambridge
~5 mins   

Tags: spotlight-on-cancer spotlight-on-stem-cells dna cancer smoking

Molecular patterns could better predict breast cancer recurrence

The genetic and molecular make-up of individual breast tumours holds clues to how a woman’s disease could progress, including the likelihood of it coming back after treatment, and in what time frame, according to a study published in Nature.

Cambridge University News | March 13, 2019 | cambridge
~7 mins   

Tags: cancer spotlight-on-cancer breast-cancer

Evidence-based web tool aims to better inform and refine need for treatment in early prostate cancer

A new tool to predict an individual’s prognosis following a prostate cancer diagnosis could help prevent unnecessary treatment and related side effects, say researchers at the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News | March 12, 2019 | cambridge
~9 mins   

Tags: spotlight-on-cancer spotlight-on-risk-and-uncertainty prostate-cancer

Researchers develop comprehensive new way to predict breast cancer risk

Scientists have created the most comprehensive method yet to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Cambridge. The study, funded by Cancer Research, is published today in Genetics in Medicine.

Cambridge University News | Jan. 15, 2019 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: spotlight-on-cancer spotlight-on-public-health genetics

AI system may accelerate search for cancer discoveries

Searching through the mountains of published cancer research could be made easier for scientists, thanks to a new AI system. 

Cambridge University News | Nov. 27, 2018 | cambridge
~4 mins   

Tags: linguistics language-sciences natural-language-processing cancer artificial-intelligence-ai spotlight-on-cancer spotlight-on-artificial-intelligence spotlight-on-language-sciences

Targeting hard-to-treat cancers

Cambridge leads a £10 million interdisciplinary collaboration to target the most challenging of cancers.

George Malliaras | Oct. 17, 2018 | cambridge
~2 mins   

Tags: spotlight-on-cancer cancer engineering

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