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Jacob Smith

Jacob is a digital news officer at Cancer Research UK. He studied biochemistry at the University of Exeter and subsequently completed a Master’s in science communication at Imperial College London. He joined the digital news team in March 2022, writing for the news site and contributing to our podcast, That Cancer Conversation.
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A medical professional drawing a dose of a vaccine from a vial with a syringe

Thousands of cancer patients in England are set to gain fast-tracked access to trials of personalised cancer vaccines following the launch of a world-leading NHS trial ‘matchmaking' service Thousands of cancer patients in England are set to gain fast-tracked access to trials of personalised cancer vaccines following the launch of a world-leading NHS trial ‘matchmaking' service

by Jacob Smith | News | 31 May 2024

31 May 2024

Someone taking a cigarette out of a packet

A decade-long decline in the number of cigarettes a person who smokes has per day is at risk, a new Cancer Research UK study has revealed. A decade-long decline in the number of cigarettes a person who smokes has per day is at risk, a new Cancer Research UK study has revealed.

by Jacob Smith | News | 2 May 2024

2 May 2024

An abstract illustration of a DNA molecule

Researchers from the Cancer Grand Challenges Mutographs team have identified a previously unknown mutational signature in the DNA of kidney cancer across 11 countries Researchers from the Cancer Grand Challenges Mutographs team have identified a previously unknown mutational signature in the DNA of kidney cancer across 11 countries

by Jacob Smith | In depth | 1 May 2024

1 May 2024

A medical professional holding a tube containing a blood sample

Researchers in Manchester have developed CUPiD, a blood test that could transform the diagnostic journey of someone with cancer of unknown primary. Researchers in Manchester have developed CUPiD, a blood test that could transform the diagnostic journey of someone with cancer of unknown primary.

by Jacob Smith | In depth | 23 April 2024

23 April 2024

A set of Flame of Hope 2024 awards

In March, we celebrated some of our outstanding volunteers at our 21st Flame of Hope Awards. Read the stories of 3 of our inspiring winners. In March, we celebrated some of our outstanding volunteers at our 21st Flame of Hope Awards. Read the stories of 3 of our inspiring winners.

by Jacob Smith | Personal stories | 11 April 2024

11 April 2024

A male patient with a female doctor during an appointment

Fewer middle-aged people are dying from cancer in the UK than at any point over the last 25 years, a new study from Cancer Research UK has revealed Fewer middle-aged people are dying from cancer in the UK than at any point over the last 25 years, a new study from Cancer Research UK has revealed

by Jacob Smith | News | 14 March 2024

14 March 2024

Endometrial adenocarcinoma cells viewed under the microscope

Dostarlimab (also called Jemperli) has been recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to treat some types of advanced or recurrent womb cancer Dostarlimab (also called Jemperli) has been recommended by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to treat some types of advanced or recurrent womb cancer

by Jacob Smith | News | 8 March 2024

8 March 2024

Several types of non-cigarette tobacco, including cigars, cigarillos and a pipe

There are around five times more people smoking non-cigarette tobacco in England now than there were a decade ago, according to a new study There are around five times more people smoking non-cigarette tobacco in England now than there were a decade ago, according to a new study

by Jacob Smith | News | 5 March 2024

5 March 2024

A close up of the UK on a globe, with a red pin marking its location

New research from the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership shows people in the UK were treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy less often, and faced longer waits to start treatment New research from the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership shows people in the UK were treated with chemotherapy and radiotherapy less often, and faced longer waits to start treatment

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 27 February 2024

27 February 2024

Stained cervical cells viewed under the microscope

22-28 January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. To recognise that, we’ve compiled some of our most useful content on cervical cancer, from research in the lab to screening in the clinic, to get you up to date on how we can prevent cervical cancer. 22-28 January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Week. To recognise that, we’ve compiled some of our most useful content on cervical cancer, from research in the lab to screening in the clinic, to get you up to date on how we can prevent cervical cancer.

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 22 January 2024

22 January 2024

Breast cancer cells taken as part of a biopsy shown under the microscope

New research we've funded has found that breast cancers can break down molecules in their support system to use as a source of nutrients. As healthy cells can't use this chemical pathway to make food, it could lead to a new targeted breast cancer treatment. New research we've funded has found that breast cancers can break down molecules in their support system to use as a source of nutrients. As healthy cells can't use this chemical pathway to make food, it could lead to a new targeted breast cancer treatment.

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 17 January 2024

17 January 2024