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A day in the life of Birmingham Cancer Research UK Centre

by Henry Scowcroft | Analysis

14 March 2013

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QEH Birmingham
Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham
QEH Birmingham

Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham

Ever wondered what actually goes on inside a cancer research lab?

The Birmingham Cancer Research UK Centre is a partnership between Cancer Research UK, the University of BirminghamUniversity Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham Children’s Hospital Foundation Trust.

Yesterday, the centre’s staff – scientists, doctors, nurses and others – took to Twitter, to show what an average day of researching and treating cancer looks like.

It all looked like great fun, and if you want to scroll back through the day’s chatter you can search Twitter for “#bhamcancerday”.

But as well as this, Cancer Research UK funded PhD student Beckie Port – one of the brains behind the day – has put together this short slideshow of the day’s pictures, and collected them together on the Storify website. Do have a look:

The Centre’s also having an open day on Weds 10th April, where you’ll have a chance to chat to cancer research scientists and doctors, and understand more about how discoveries are being taken from the lab into treatments designed to benefit cancer patients.

If you’re in the area, you can register here.