Dr Helen Rippon

Chief Executive of Worldwide Cancer Research

Dr Helen Rippon is the Chief Executive of Worldwide Cancer Research a UK based charity funding early stage research into any type of cancer, anywhere in the world. She has over 17 years’ experience in the field of cancer research including a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of York and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Imperial College London. Follow her on Twitter @DrHelenRippon
Negative Results In Science Are Common. So Why Aren't They

Negative Results In Science Are Common. So Why Aren't They Reported?

Negative results are just as common in medical research, but not usually quite so newsworthy. We're more used to positive stories announcing the latest big breakthrough, the next new treatment. But these one-sided success stories don't really represent the reality of medical science.
27/10/2016 16:09 BST
What Does Brexit Mean for Scientific

What Does Brexit Mean for Scientific Collaboration?

So, the UK has decided it is best to 'go it alone.' This decision has made me more profoundly sad than I have ever been about a vote in the UK. After the initial shock last Friday of the decision to leave the EU, this week we've all begun to reflect on what the vote will mean to our individual lives, our work, our families and our futures.
28/06/2016 16:33 BST
Scientific Research Is Like Lasagne - Here's

Scientific Research Is Like Lasagne - Here's Why

When cancer research hits the headlines it's usually to announce the latest big breakthrough. With cancer affecting so many of us, the media know we are desperate for any new information that genuinely offers hope.
10/06/2016 16:45 BST
You Can't Take the Risk Out of Cancer Research, So Why Are We Even Trying

You Can't Take the Risk Out of Cancer Research, So Why Are We Even Trying To?

Here's my beef with the changes I see in cancer research funding: I worry that many funding bodies now seem to require increasing levels of certainty before investing. They want a mountain of preliminary data, alongside the usual research proposal and they want predictions of how the research will make a difference.
06/04/2016 17:30 BST