Remaking cancer


  • Dr Carsten Timmermann

    University of Manchester

Project summary

While there has been much progress in cancer diagnosis and treatments, people are still dying from the disease. Survivors and patients' relatives find their lives radically changed after a cancer diagnosis and we want to find out what this means for both individuals and society. 

We will create an international network of researchers from the social sciences and the humanities who are interested in the impact of cancer. Our goal is to encourage young researchers to work in this field by bringing them together with senior scholars. To launch our network, we are planning two international workshops, one at the University of Manchester and the other at King's College London, as well as a website for information exchange.

Our aim is to generate knowledge that informs cancer policies, helps people to manage their lives after a diagnosis, and guides the professionals who care for them.