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Lilly Matson

Lilly studied natural sciences at the University of Nottingham, majoring in biology and physical geography. After working as a project coordinator for a hospital charity, she completed a Master’s in science communication at Imperial College London. She joined the digital news team at Cancer Research UK in December 2019, writing for Cancer News and creating short science films and animations. She has since left Cancer Research UK.
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Skin cancer death rates in UK men have more than tripled since the early 1970s, according to new analysis released today by Cancer Research UK. Skin cancer death rates in UK men have more than tripled since the early 1970s, according to new analysis released today by Cancer Research UK.

by Lilly Matson | News | 15 July 2022

15 July 2022

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From restricting sunbed use for under 18s, to banning smoking at work and in public places, here are 4 ways we’ve influenced cancer policy and made real change. From restricting sunbed use for under 18s, to banning smoking at work and in public places, here are 4 ways we’ve influenced cancer policy and made real change.

by Lilly Matson | In depth | 6 July 2022

6 July 2022

Image of an MRI scanner and a radiographer

New reports highlight the impact of workforce issues on the ongoing patient backlog and patient outcomes across UK nations.   New reports highlight the impact of workforce issues on the ongoing patient backlog and patient outcomes across UK nations.  

by Lilly Matson | News | 9 June 2022

9 June 2022

Results have revealed that around half of those eligible would prefer self-sampling for cervical screening over being tested by a clinician. Results have revealed that around half of those eligible would prefer self-sampling for cervical screening over being tested by a clinician.

by Lilly Matson | Analysis | 27 April 2022

27 April 2022

Researchers at work in a Cancer Research UK laboratory

You may not know that as well as funding cancer research, we also work with industry and academia to develop promising ideas and turn them into real benefit for patients. Find out about Cancer Research Horizons. You may not know that as well as funding cancer research, we also work with industry and academia to develop promising ideas and turn them into real benefit for patients. Find out about Cancer Research Horizons.

by Lilly Matson | Analysis | 26 April 2022

26 April 2022

Medical technologist holding urine tube test in medical laboratory

Less than a year after The University of Birmingham had partnered with Nonacus to produce a urine test for bladder cancer, the first results are in. Less than a year after The University of Birmingham had partnered with Nonacus to produce a urine test for bladder cancer, the first results are in.

by Lilly Matson | Analysis | 16 April 2022

16 April 2022

A photograph of gut bacteria.

Our researchers across the world are investigating a potential link between bowel cancer and the microbiome, and the potential role antibiotics might play. Our researchers across the world are investigating a potential link between bowel cancer and the microbiome, and the potential role antibiotics might play.

by Lilly Matson | In depth | 15 March 2022

15 March 2022

An empty hospital hallway

This week, NHS England has proposed a shift in new standards for cancer care and waiting times, with an emphasis on a more recently introduced measure, called the ‘Faster Diagnosis Standard (FDS). This week, NHS England has proposed a shift in new standards for cancer care and waiting times, with an emphasis on a more recently introduced measure, called the ‘Faster Diagnosis Standard (FDS).

by Lilly Matson | Analysis | 11 March 2022

11 March 2022

Breast cancer exam.

Research finds women with breast pain alone were no more to receive a diagnosis of breast cancer than women with no symptoms. Research finds women with breast pain alone were no more to receive a diagnosis of breast cancer than women with no symptoms.

by Lilly Matson | News | 22 February 2022

22 February 2022

Photograph of a person having an MRI scan.

New research has found that using an advanced MRI technique may enable doctors to pinpoint potentially aggressive or fast-growing cancers and guide treatment pathways. New research has found that using an advanced MRI technique may enable doctors to pinpoint potentially aggressive or fast-growing cancers and guide treatment pathways.

by Lilly Matson | Analysis | 14 February 2022

14 February 2022