cancer research science film

Meet the researcher - Dr Elena De Vita

28th November 2022

Have you ever wondered what researchers do to unwind after a busy week in the lab or what motivates them to seek new cancer cures?

Dr Elena De Vita is motivated by the search for new ways to stop breast cancer spreading. Based in Professor Edward Tate’s research group at Imperial College London, Elena is exploring an innovative way to stop this spread, because this will hopefully lead to new ways to treat patients.  In this short film you can find out all about Elena, her passion for science and what she does to relax.

Dr Elena De Vita , Cancer researcher, Imperial College London
When I heard that our research was granted funding from Worldwide Cancer Research it was an amazing day really, because it meant that all our studies could continue and we are now at a really major breakthrough.

Further reading

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Cancer explained

Breast cancer – everything you need to know

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the world. We all have breast tissue so it can affect anybody, but it is much more common in women. Thanks to research, more people are surviving breast cancer every year, but it’s important to catch it early. What are the symptoms of breast cancer? What are the different types of breast cancer? Are all breast lumps cancer? How do you treat it? And what are we doing to start new cancer cures for breast cancer?

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