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Improving prostate cancer diagnosis with a simple blood test

Improving prostate cancer diagnosis with a simple blood test

Posted on 10 March 2022 by Anna Garton

Professor Aled Clayton (BSc 1993, PhD 1997) is based in Cardiff University’s School of Medicine and the Wales Cancer Research Centre. His research team, the Tissue Microenvironment Group, is a collection of dedicated and diverse researchers who aim to unlock vital information that will improve the way we diagnose and treat prostate cancer.

Polycystic ovary syndrome and the importance of endocrine research

Polycystic ovary syndrome and the importance of endocrine research

Posted on 16 February 2022 by Kate Morgan (BA 2017)

Professor Aled Rees (MBBCh 1993, PhD 2002) has dedicated his life to endocrinology – one of the lesser-known areas of research that impacts us all. Here he explains what endocrinology is, why it’s important, and how his research looks at the long-term health conditions associated with polycystic ovary syndrome.

Cardiff Half Marathon: A perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day

Cardiff Half Marathon: A perfect way to celebrate Mother’s Day

Posted on 15 February 2022 by Kate Morgan (BA 2017)

Kate Morgan (BA 2017, MA 2020) is running her first half marathon in March 2022 to raise money for Cardiff’s Neuroscience and Mental Health research. It’s not been the easiest time to train, and Kate explains what motivates her and how she’s done her best to stay on target throughout lockdowns, restrictions and delays.  

Flash mentoring – empowering the next generation of Cardiff alumnae

Flash mentoring – empowering the next generation of Cardiff alumnae

Posted on 3 December 2021 by Alumni team

Joanna Dougherty (BScEcon 2017) took part in our WoMentoring flash mentoring scheme - short-term mentoring for female graduates from successful alumnae. Our WoMentors provide guidance and support, helping to inspire and empower the next generation of Cardiff alumnae.  

5 festive fundraising ideas

5 festive fundraising ideas

Posted on 2 December 2021 by Kate Morgan (BA 2017)

It’s a wonderful time of year when most of us are feeling very generous and are happy to give to a good cause. Encourage others to embrace the spirit of giving with some festive-themed fundraising activities.

A new hope for cancer treatment: the surgical technique for delivering targeted chemotherapy 

A new hope for cancer treatment: the surgical technique for delivering targeted chemotherapy 

Posted on 30 November 2021 by Alumni team

Cancer research at Cardiff University is varied in its breadth, from unravelling the biology of the disease, understanding ways to prevent cancer, and seeking new and better treatments to those with a diagnosis.

Lockdown runner takes on first half marathon

Lockdown runner takes on first half marathon

Posted on 29 November 2021 by Alumni team

Mark Woolner (BScEcon 1995) took up running during the first UK lockdown and is returning to Cardiff nearly 30 years after graduating, to take on Cardiff Half Marathon in 2022. He shares his motivation, inspiration and what he’s looking forward to on race day.

Exploring the connection between bipolar disorder, psychosis and childbirth

Exploring the connection between bipolar disorder, psychosis and childbirth

Posted on 29 November 2021 by Kate Morgan (BA 2017)

Professor Ian Jones (MSc 1997) is an Hon. Consultant Psychiatrist and a Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the National Centre for Mental Health (NCMH) at Cardiff University. His research focuses on bipolar disorder and episodes of postpartum psychosis in bipolar women. Here he explains what bipolar is, how it affects individuals, and why women are more likely to be admitted to hospital after childbirth than at any other time in their lives.

#TeamCardiff London Marathon runners raising money for Cardiff University research

#TeamCardiff London Marathon runners raising money for Cardiff University research

Posted on 22 September 2021 by Kate Morgan (BA 2017)

London Marathon is one of the world’s most popular running events and raises millions for charities every year. After its postponement in 2020, the world is more eager than ever for this year’s event, which takes place Sunday 3 October 2021. With only a few weeks left to train, this year’s #TeamCardiff runners are making the most of the challenge.

Meet the Researcher – Oliver Scourfield (BSc 2018, MSc 2020)

Meet the Researcher – Oliver Scourfield (BSc 2018, MSc 2020)

Posted on 16 September 2021 by Kate Morgan (BA 2017)

Oliver Scourfield (BSc 2018, MSc 2020) is a research assistant in the Gallimore/Godkin lab in Cardiff University’s School of Medicine. His research focuses on malignant mesothelioma, a type of cancer that affects the lungs, generally caused by asbestos exposure, which in the majority of cases proves fatal.