I started my career at the University of Sheffield, which is where I studied for my PhD. I was researching how damage in our DNA may lead to neurodegenerative diseases. Because these diseases are caused by high levels of DNA damage, these patients are also at heightened risk of developing cancer. After being awarded my PhD, I came to work as a post-doctoral researcher at the Breast Cancer Now Research Centre at The Institute of Cancer Research.
Each year the National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) conference gathers researchers, clinicians, people affected by cancer, and industry representatives to discuss recent advances in research, present new findings, and debate the best ways forward.
We’re excited to bring you the latest developments from this year’s conference on breast cancer and beyond.
How well do we know our immune system?
Immunotherapy was one of the hot topics at this year’s conference. Its promise is huge.