Applications are invited for this Cancer Research UK-funded CanTest 4 year PhD studentship from individuals with a strong academic record who wish to develop a career in primary care cancer research. Awards will normally be taken up in October 2018 but could start in April 2018. The goal of the Cambridge Primary Care Unit is […]
Archives for November 2017
Blog by Professor Stephen Sutton, Behavioural Science Group Large-scale problems require large-scale solutions. Tackling the ‘Big 4’ behaviours (physical inactivity, tobacco use, excessive consumption of food and alcohol) requires scalable interventions that can reach large numbers of people to achieve a significant public health impact. One promising approach is to use brief interventions delivered by […]
By Tessa Stewart, 5th year SSC and clinical student Having not previously attended the biennial ‘cancer in Africa’ conference, I was intrigued to see how a conference would marry disciplines as diverse as cancer biology and psychological implications for sufferers, across all cancer types for the whole of Africa. It was a bold undertaking! We […]
Congratulations to Dr Robbie Duschinsky, who has been appointed as a member of Wellcome’s new Diversity and Inclusion Steering Group. The Group, which met for the first time earlier this month, has responsibility to support the new Diversity and Inclusion team at Wellcome in their work to improve equality and inclusion in their grant-giving, in the science […]
Becky Ward joined the Cambridge Primary Care Unit in August 2017 as an ST1 Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF). This means that she’s in her first year as a GP Registrar with dedicated time to pursue research interests. Becky’s ACF programme is four years in total including the year she will spend studying for the MPhil […]
As life expectancy increases, more and more people are dying at increasingly older ages. They are often affected by multiple conditions such as dementia, heart disease and cancer, which complicates their end-of-life care. In the UK, in just a quarter of a century, the proportion of deaths occurring in people at the age of 85 or older has risen steeply. It was around 1 in 5 in 1990 and almost 1 out of 2 currently.
Our colleague Dr Jane Fleming and her team have recently published a paper in BMC Geriatrics on dying comfortably in this age group.