More than half (68%) of the people in Devon – an estimated 651,500 people – currently have, or have had, a family member or a close friend with cancer, Macmillan Cancer Support has revealed. Earlier this year, Macmillan announced that there are currently 2.5 million people living with cancer in the UK, which is set to rise to 4 million by 2030.
People in the South West are being urged to enjoy the sun safely this summer, following striking new skin cancer figures released by Cancer Research UK.
An Exeter University physicist is one of 38 UK scientists to be made a Royal Society University Research Fellow for 2009. Dr Sharon Jewell will use her fellowship as an opportunity to study human cells, which could help improve our understanding of major diseases like diabetes and cancer.