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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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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

Fireworks

Chair of the Board of the Cancer Research UK Scotland Institute, one of our Cancer Awareness Nurse Trainers, and two long-standing supporters are among those on the 2024 New Year Honours list Chair of the Board of the Cancer Research UK Scotland Institute, one of our Cancer Awareness Nurse Trainers, and two long-standing supporters are among those on the 2024 New Year Honours list

by Jacob Smith | News | 5 January 2024

5 January 2024

Two researchers smiling as they work together in a lab

2023 has been a big year for Cancer Research UK, and there's been a lot to celebrate. So, to end the year, we want to highlight just a few of our most exciting research stories of 2023. 2023 has been a big year for Cancer Research UK, and there's been a lot to celebrate. So, to end the year, we want to highlight just a few of our most exciting research stories of 2023.

by Jacob Smith | In depth | 18 December 2023

18 December 2023

A cloud of smoke from a cigarette

The decline in smoking prevalence in England has nearly ground to a halt since the start of the pandemic, according to a new study The decline in smoking prevalence in England has nearly ground to a halt since the start of the pandemic, according to a new study

by Jacob Smith | News | 14 December 2023

14 December 2023

A mother playing with her child

Cancer Research UK has today published an ambitious manifesto setting out how the next UK Government could dramatically improve cancer outcomes and prevent 20,000 cancer deaths a year by 2040.   Cancer Research UK has today published an ambitious manifesto setting out how the next UK Government could dramatically improve cancer outcomes and prevent 20,000 cancer deaths a year by 2040.  

by Jacob Smith | News | 28 November 2023

28 November 2023

A stack of cigarettes, one of them smoking

The results of a new study funded by Cancer Research UK reveal that 1.3 million lives are lost to cancers caused by smoking tobacco every year across the UK, US and BRICS nations The results of a new study funded by Cancer Research UK reveal that 1.3 million lives are lost to cancers caused by smoking tobacco every year across the UK, US and BRICS nations

by Jacob Smith | News | 16 November 2023

16 November 2023

Messages written in glow in the dark pen at a Shine night walk event to remember lost loved ones

Over two million years of life are lost to cancer in the UK every year, according to a new study from Cancer Research UK. However, the data also showed that thanks to innovation and research, we are making progress in beating cancer.   Over two million years of life are lost to cancer in the UK every year, according to a new study from Cancer Research UK. However, the data also showed that thanks to innovation and research, we are making progress in beating cancer.  

by Jacob Smith | News | 11 October 2023

11 October 2023

The flags of the UK and France flying side by side

Cancer Research UK and France’s Institut National Du Cancer (INCa) have announced a new scientific partnership to help fund world-class researchers to take on cancer’s toughest challenges Cancer Research UK and France’s Institut National Du Cancer (INCa) have announced a new scientific partnership to help fund world-class researchers to take on cancer’s toughest challenges

by Jacob Smith | News | 27 September 2023

27 September 2023

Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain, honorary president of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), visited Cancer Research UK today to commemorate the upcoming World Cancer Research Day. Her Majesty Queen Letizia of Spain, honorary president of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), visited Cancer Research UK today to commemorate the upcoming World Cancer Research Day.

by Jacob Smith | News | 21 September 2023

21 September 2023

An illustration of Europe seen from space, with blue beams representing communication between countries

Cancer Research UK is calling on the UK and EU to close the deal on association to Horizon Europe, saying that it is in the best interests of cancer researchers and people affected by cancer.  Cancer Research UK is calling on the UK and EU to close the deal on association to Horizon Europe, saying that it is in the best interests of cancer researchers and people affected by cancer. 

by Jacob Smith | News | 25 August 2023

25 August 2023