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The Art (and Science) of Coping with Cancer

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Three young cancer survivors reflect on how their professional expertise helped them to navigate through and beyond treatment.

When Claire Shepherd was diagnosed with blood cancer at the age of 28, she had a surprisingly good understanding of what this meant at the molecular level.

Ever since a work placement she had undertaken during her degree in medical biochemistry, she’d been fascinated by surface plasmon resonance (SPR); a technique used in oncology (amongst other things) to select drugs capable of targeting cancer cells while minimizing damage to healthy ones.

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