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London students gain experience of life in a breast cancer research lab

Students from Wembley High Technology College visited The Breast Cancer Now Toby Robins Research Centre at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, to learn how they could become the cancer researchers of the future.

By following breast cancer cells from the lab bench to the imaging suite, the students gained a feel for the varied nature of life as a research scientist at the ICR.

The students had prepared posters about breast cancer, which they presented to Professor Clare Isacke and members of her lab. Having been quizzed extensively by the students about their work, our researchers then tested the students’ knowledge about cancer and its treatment.

School student looking through microscope
Three students in lab coats in cancer lab
Student in lab being shown how to use equipment
Student at computer

An important part of the ICR’s mission is to educate and train the next generation of cancer researchers, and events such as this are an excellent opportunity for us to inspire students to choose careers in science.

For more information about the ICR’s public engagement activities, you can contact Helen Craig, ICR’s Public Engagement Officer.


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