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Iain Foulkes

Executive Director
Cancer research UK
United Kingdom


 Iain Foulkes, PhD Iain was appointed as Cancer Research UK's Executive Director, Strategy and Research Funding in August 2009. Iain is responsible for helping to shape the long-term direction of the Charity and to ensure we have effective strategies to meet our ambitious goals. Iain began his career as a research scientist, completing his PhD at the Cancer Research UK Beatson Institute. He then became a science writer and medical journalist, before moving into Policy and Communications at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF). During his time at ICRF, he worked closely with Sir Paul Nurse, who at that time was Chief Executive, helping to drive through the merger of ICRF and Cancer Research Campaign to become Cancer Research UK. From January 2003, he was Director of Strategic Development in Fundraising and Supporter Marketing, and has supported the early-stage development of UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation working with Sir Paul Nurse.

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 Cancer Science and Research Advances in Cancer Prevention

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