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Press Office

Worldwide Cancer Research funds research into any type of cancer, anywhere in the world.

Our Press Office provides regular news updates and press releases for members of the media on the latest breakthroughs in cancer research from all over the world.

Spokespeople and experts on cancer research are also available for comment and interview.

Click here to access our latest news releases.

Call: Lucy Keen, Communications Manager on +44 (0) 7885858533 or 01334 477 910

Please note that these contact details are for media related enquiries only. For other requests, please contact us here.


Dr Helen Rippon

Dr Helen Rippon is the Chief Executive of the charity, overseeing its strategy and staff, having previously served as the Head of Research. She has over 17 years’ experience in the field of cancer research including a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of York, and completed a postdoctoral research fellowship at Imperial College London. She is a regular columnist for The Huffington Post UK. You can find her tweeting @DrHelenRippon

Helen’s expertise includes; leading a UK charity that funds work internationally, innovations and breakthroughs in cancer, molecular biology, international funding for scientists.


Dr Lara Bennett

Dr Lara Bennett is the Science Communications Manager for Worldwide Cancer Research. She has over 10 years’ experience in cancer research and communications, including a PhD from the University of Dundee where she focussed on the cell cycle, DNA damage and apoptosis.  She manages our award-winning blog about cancer research and all communications about the research that we fund.

Lara’s expertise includes: cancer information and statistics, clinical trials, innovations in cancer research, research techniques and international cancer incidences.


Dr Lynn Turner

Dr Lynn Turner is the Head of Research, overseeing the scientific research funding strategy of the charity. She has a PhD in immunology from the University of Bath. She has over 8 years’ experience in awarding research grants to scientists, and has worked in similar roles for Cancer Research UK and The Royal Society.

Lynn’s expertise includes: breakthroughs in cancer research, funding for scientists, the administration of grants in the UK and worldwide, and the role of the immune system in cancer.