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Martin is Cancer Research UK’s Head Information Nurse and has been working with cancer patients and their families for the last 27 years, initially as a ward based nurse and for the last 19 years in the field of information giving. He currently manages the charity’s helpline service which responds to 11,000 enquiries a year from members of the public with questions about cancer by phone email and through our online forum Cancer Chat. Martin volunteers on the board of the International Cancer Information Services Group and has a Masters Degree in Health Education. He is committed to ensuring that people affected by or worried about cancer get the information and support they need to help them cope with their situation and to enable them to take back some control over their lives.

Hugh Jackman: information about basal cell carcinoma

Category: Science blog November 22, 2013

Following the news that Hugh Jackman has received treatment for skin cancer, our head information nurse provides the facts behind the headlines.

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Communication and support at the end of life is so important

Category: Science blog November 14, 2012

It was heartening to see Helen Jamison’s article in The Independent yesterday. If you missed it, Helen wrote a moving article about her mother’s death, and ...

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Communicating cancer information online

Category: Science blog December 20, 2011

In recent years we’ve seen huge changes in the digital channels through which people can access information. At Cancer Research UK we have looked hard to ...

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Lifting the lid on our Cancer Information Nurse service – a day of tweets

Category: Science blog July 6, 2011

At Cancer Research UK, we get questions from the public all the time. Many come from people who are worried about getting cancer; others from those who have it ...

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Cancer information in the digital age

Category: Science blog June 17, 2011

As more and more people use the Internet to talk to each other around the world, the way patients communicate with their doctors is changing rapidly – a ...

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Palliative care isn’t ‘giving up’ – it improves quality of life and dignity, and maybe even survival

Category: Science blog August 23, 2010

The UK  led the world in developing hospices and effective palliative care.  People like Dame Cicely Saunders were trailblazers in showing how important it is...

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Patient information – providing for cancer patients outside the hospital

Category: Science blog November 18, 2009

A diagnosis of cancer can be a confusing time, where a lot of new information can arrive very quickly. Patients can, of course, discuss things with their doctor...

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