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Tim Gunn

Tim is a senior digital news officer at Cancer Research UK. He started writing about science after studying English literature at Cambridge and magazine journalism at City, University of London. Before joining the digital news team in August 2022, he was a journalist and medical magazine editor.
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Stained cervical cells viewed under the microscope

More than million more women in England could take part in cervical screening over the next three years if they were offered do-it-yourself kits, according to the YouScreen trial. More than million more women in England could take part in cervical screening over the next three years if they were offered do-it-yourself kits, according to the YouScreen trial.

by Sadaf Shafaghmotlagh, Tim Gunn | News | 17 July 2024

17 July 2024

A crowd of people looking concerned on a hot day.

More UK adults are concerned about cancer than any other medical condition, and most people want to see a future where it can be diagnosed much earlier. More UK adults are concerned about cancer than any other medical condition, and most people want to see a future where it can be diagnosed much earlier.

by Tim Gunn | News | 15 July 2024

15 July 2024

Cancer Research UK scientists in the lab

NHS England will offer the newly-approved dabrafenib plus trametinib combination to children and young people whose gliomas are being driven by a specific genetic mutation. NHS England will offer the newly-approved dabrafenib plus trametinib combination to children and young people whose gliomas are being driven by a specific genetic mutation.

by Tim Gunn | News | 13 June 2024

13 June 2024

A scientist carrying out clinical research in the lab.

Early-onset cancer is a growing problem. Cancer rates in 25 to 49-year-olds increased by 24% from 1995 to 2019, according to our latest data. Early-onset cancer is a growing problem. Cancer rates in 25 to 49-year-olds increased by 24% from 1995 to 2019, according to our latest data.

by Tim Gunn | News | 3 June 2024

3 June 2024

Sample bottles in a lab

A spit test that predicts people's genetic risk of prostate cancer could help find more cases earlier, according to the BARCODE 1 trial. A spit test that predicts people's genetic risk of prostate cancer could help find more cases earlier, according to the BARCODE 1 trial.

by Tim Gunn | News | 1 June 2024

1 June 2024

Anna Housley and her husband Tom. The BCAN-RAY project found that Anna has an increased risk of developing breast cancer. She now gets yearly mammograms.

One year in, the research project launched in memory of Sarah Harding is identifying younger women who may have a higher breast cancer risk. One year in, the research project launched in memory of Sarah Harding is identifying younger women who may have a higher breast cancer risk.

by Tim Gunn | News | 30 May 2024

30 May 2024

An unrecognisable young girl receiving a vaccination.

The HPV vaccine is preventing the highest number of cervical cancer cases in the most deprived groups in England. The HPV vaccine is preventing the highest number of cervical cancer cases in the most deprived groups in England.

by Tim Gunn | News | 16 May 2024

16 May 2024

Sample bottles in a lab

Proteins in people's blood could be used to find and even one day prevent cancers, according to the team behind two of our latest studies. Proteins in people's blood could be used to find and even one day prevent cancers, according to the team behind two of our latest studies.

by Tim Gunn | News | 15 May 2024

15 May 2024

Issy, Jake and Joram, who shared their stories with us for Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month.

April is Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month. Three teenagers who were diagnosed with cancer share their experiences and advice. April is Teenage and Young Adult Cancer Awareness Month. Three teenagers who were diagnosed with cancer share their experiences and advice.

by Tom Bourton, Tim Gunn | Personal stories | 2 April 2024

2 April 2024