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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 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

Three Muslim women talking

A Scottish project to encourage Muslim women to take up cancer screening invitations is to expand into the north of England with new funding from Cancer Research UK A Scottish project to encourage Muslim women to take up cancer screening invitations is to expand into the north of England with new funding from Cancer Research UK

by Fiona MacLeod, Jacob Smith | News | 20 July 2023

20 July 2023

A woman having a consultation with her doctor

A new Cancer Research UK-funded study aims to shed light on the variation in breast cancer across different ethnic minority groups.  A new Cancer Research UK-funded study aims to shed light on the variation in breast cancer across different ethnic minority groups. 

by Jacob Smith | News | 11 July 2023

11 July 2023

A 3D illustration of red blood cells inside a vein or artery

New research has shown that a molecule called formaldehyde causes DNA damage to blood stem cells, which can accelerate their ageing and increase the likelihood of blood cancers. New research has shown that a molecule called formaldehyde causes DNA damage to blood stem cells, which can accelerate their ageing and increase the likelihood of blood cancers.

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 29 June 2023

29 June 2023

Doctor reviewing a mammogram

New research may have found a way we can predict which cases of DCIS could develop into invasive breast cancer and thus require treatment, reducing the burden of overtreatment in future New research may have found a way we can predict which cases of DCIS could develop into invasive breast cancer and thus require treatment, reducing the burden of overtreatment in future

by Jacob Smith | Analysis | 20 June 2023

20 June 2023

Brett outside the Cancer Research UK shop he volunteers in

Brett has been volunteering at our Rotherham store since 2016. But what started as a few hours in the shop each week has grown him being a vital member of the team. Brett has been volunteering at our Rotherham store since 2016. But what started as a few hours in the shop each week has grown him being a vital member of the team.

by Jacob Smith | Personal stories | 15 June 2023

15 June 2023