The 2015 Fred Sanger Lecture: ‘EAT. DIE.’ The Domestication of Carcinogens in the 1980s (Lecture, Wellcome Trust, 4th November 2015)

The Wellcome Library is delighted to announce details of the 2015 Fred Sanger Lecture, which will take place on Weds 4th November 2015, 6.30pm in the Henry Wellcome auditorium, Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London, NW1 2BE The lecture will be given bv Angela N. H. Creager, Thomas M. Siebel Professor in the History of Read the full article…

‘The Naming of Cancer’ reviewed by Emily Underwood-Lee

‘The Naming of Cancer’ by Tracey S. Rosenberg (Neon Books, 2014) Arthur Frank describes ‘illness as a call for stories’ (Frank 1995: 53) and since my diagnosis with breast cancer in 2007 I have sought out tales that chime with my own experience.  Frank claims that, in order to understand our identities as people who Read the full article…

Diagnosing the ‘Cancer-Patient-In-Liverpool’: A Cultural Excavation of the Classificatory Moment (CfA PhD CASE Studentship, North West ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, 2015-2016)

North West ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, Social Anthropology Pathway PhD CASE Studentship  Diagnosing the ‘Cancer-Patient-In-Liverpool’: A Cultural Excavation of the Classificatory Moment Focus of the Studentship This project takes the diagnosis of cancer as a particular medical and cultural problem. It will study the ways in which specific places – i.e., Liverpool – have become Read the full article…

Case PhD Studentship, University of Liverpool and University Hospital Aintree NHS Foundation Trust

Social Anthropology Pathway Case PhD Studentship in collaboration with University Hospital Aintree NHS Foundation Trust Diagnosing the ‘Cancer-Patient-In-Liverpool’: A Cultural Excavation of the Classificatory Moment The Position The Department of Public Health and Policy at the University of Liverpool is looking for a full-time +3 PhD candidate to undertake a CASE studentship funded through the Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘The Naming of Cancer’ by Tracey S. Rosenberg

Now available for review is a beautiful poetry collection by Tracey S. Rosenberg, entitled ‘The Naming of Cancer’ (Neon Books 2014). Expressions of interest are welcome from across the medical humanities. ‘The Naming Of Cancer – published on Thursday 27th November 2014 – is Neon‘s very first chapbook. This fourteen-poem volume begins in a hospital, Read the full article…

Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us – reviewed by Dr Daniel Skinner

‘Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us’ by S. Lochlann Jain (University of California Press, 2013) Cancer makes it hard to believe, simply, in clinical progress. Scientific advancements—from biomedical to genomic research—have yielded some successes in specific cases, but cancer incidence rates continue to climb. In many ways, cancer is emblematic of modernity itself, a Frankenstein phenomenon Read the full article…

Breast Cancer Risk: Facts, Fictions and the Future (Symposium, London, 3rd July 2014)

You are invited to attend the Progress Educational Trust event ‘Breast Cancer Risk: Facts, Fictions And The Future’ – supported by the Wellcome Trust and taking place at University College London at 6.30pm on Thursday evening next week (3 July). Attendance is FREE, but advance booking is required. To reserve your place, RSVP by emailing Read the full article…

I am not the cancer: Art Installation & Launch of Impact Report (London, 24 June 2014)

We are delighted to invite you to the inaugural showing of the I am not the cancer art installation, an experiential event which gives a unique insight in to the lives of women living with advanced breast cancer. By attending the event you will hear first-hand the unheard stories of three UK patient case studies talking openly about the stark Read the full article…

Reviewer needed: ‘Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us’ by S. Lochlann Jain

We are delighted to offer ‘Malignant: How Cancer Becomes Us’ (UCPress, 2013) by S. Lochlann Jain for review, and expressions of interest are welcome from all angles of the medical humanities. This book might be particularly well suited to reviewers with a social, academic or clinical interest in oncology. ‘Nearly half of all Americans will be Read the full article…

More money will not stop the cancer epidemic – reflections by Dr Grazia De Michele

More money will not stop the cancer epidemic Dr. Grazia De Michele is a social and cultural historian. In 2010, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and since founded an Italian cancer activism blog ‘Le Amazzoni Furiose’ (The Furious Amazons) and remains an international partner of the Breast Cancer Consortium. This is the second contribution Read the full article…