ECSG's Dr Alex Smith has been invited to join to CRUK's Population Research Committee. The committee is responsible for the oversight, development, review, funding and management of the CRUK portfolio in population sciences including early diagnosis, prevention and epidemiology.
Artist in residence Jacob van der Beugel has been working with ECSG for the last 12 months to produce an installation piece depicting the complex analysis of haematological cancers and the role of socio-demographic factors in patient outcome.
The work is due to be unveiled at York Art Gallery shortly.
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ECSG researchers have been awarded National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funding for a three year study to develop information resources to help patients and doctors make decisions about the management of chronic blood cancers (including chronic lymphocytic leukaemia, follicular lymphoma and myeloma).
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Artist Jacob van der Beugel will be working with ECSG to produce a wall relief installation using ceramics and concrete. His work will embrace the metaphor of concrete cancer.
Jacob's work is part of the larger Artist in Residence Scheme, funded by the University's Centre for Chronic Diseases and Dirsorders (C2D2) to produce a body of work inspired by research in biomedicine and human health.
Read more about the scheme via C2D2's website.
The online news coverage of the research on a number of US radio stations suggests that taller adults are more likely to develop cancer than shorter men and women.
Eve, Director of the Epidemiology and Cancer Statistics Group, commented that the association between height and cancer is old news. “Although it seems from the information available that the study is likely to be robust and has been done resonably well, as far as I can see this study contributes little that is new.”
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