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Press office contacts, spokespeople and information for media enquiries.

At World Cancer Research Fund we work tirelessly to understand how diet, weight and physical activity affect your risk of developing and surviving cancer. For the last four decades, as part of an international network of charities we have funded £140 million in life-saving research, influenced global public health policy and given people advice on cancer risk and lifestyle.

While society continues searching for a cure, our prevention and survival work is helping people live longer, happier, healthier lives – free from the devastating effects of cancer.

Preventing Cancer. Saving Lives.

For all media enquiries including comments and statements, spokespeople, statistics, case studies and general information about our cancer prevention work, please contact us via:

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Kate Allen

Dr Kate Allen, Executive Director, Science and Public Affairs

Dr Allen is responsible for the science and policy programmes at World Cancer Research Fund. She has a PhD in neuroscience and can comment on our scientific research and policy work.

Gerard CousinsGerard Cousins, Director of Fundraising

Gerard oversees our fundraising department. This includes events, community, legacy, and trusts and foundations fundraising, as well as corporate partnerships and supporter services. He’s available to provide comment on all aspects of our fundraising activity.

Matt LambertMatthew Lambert, Health Information and Promotion Manager

Matt translates our scientific research into tangible and practical health information for the public. As a qualified and experienced nutritionist and fitness expert, Matt can comment on the links between diet, physical activity and cancer.

Dr Giota MitrouDr Panagiota Mitrou, Director of Research, Policy and Innovation

Dr Mitrou, known as Giota, has a PhD in genetic epidemiology from the University of Cambridge and has written several papers in the area of diet and cancer. She previously held research positions at the National Cancer Institute in the US and at the University of Cambridge. She has worked at World Cancer Research Fund for 10 years in various senior positions within the science department.

Her main responsibilities include oversight of the research grant programme, our convening and capacity building activities, and partnerships at national and international level. In her current role she works closely with the Policy and Public Affairs team to ensure there is coherence between our science and policy activities.