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Outside the Lab Profession, Training and education, Point of care testing, Genetics and epigenetics

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Too Little, Too Late

Approximately 115,000 cancer patients in England each year are diagnosed too late to ensure the best chance of survival. That’s according to Cancer Research UK, who say that almost half of all cancers are diagnosed at stage III or IV. They blame a desperate shortage of National Health Service staff for the figures and call for increased recruitment of pathologists, radiologists, and oncologists to fill the vacancies. The UK government has already pledged to increase the number of cancer patients diagnosed early from 50 to 75 percent by 2028 (1).

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Luke Turner

While completing my undergraduate degree in Biology, I soon discovered that my passion and strength was for writing about science rather than working in the lab. My master’s degree in Science Communication allowed me to develop my science writing skills and I was lucky enough to come to Texere Publishing straight from University. Here I am given the opportunity to write about cutting edge research and engage with leading scientists, while also being part of a fantastic team!

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