Author and Cancer Educator, Science Communicated Ltd.
Elaine Vickers has worked as a cancer educator and writer for almost twenty years. Since setting up her company, Science Communicated Ltd (sciencecommunicated.co.uk), Elaine has developed a wide range of study days and teaching materials that explain cancer biology and the science behind targeted cancer treatments and immunotherapies. Each year, Elaine teaches hundreds of cancer nurses, doctors and clinical staff in hospitals and research centres throughout the UK. Her book, “A Beginner’s Guide to Targeted Cancer Treatments” was highly commended by the British Medical Association medical book awards in 2019. She is also the author and presenter of “Demystifying targeted cancer treatments”, a free, online course hosted on Futurelearn.com commissioned by Cancer Research UK. Elaine delivers a regular programme of study days for the Royal Marsden Hospital in London and speaks at numerous cancer conferences in the UK and Europe. Elaine has a degree in Medical Science from the University of Birmingham and a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Manchester. Her goal is to unravel the complexities of cancer biology and new cancer treatments and to make these topics interesting and accessible to non-scientists.