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Marianne Shawe-Taylor

Marianne Shawe-TaylorQ. NAME

A. Marianne Shawe-Taylor.

Q. JOB TITLE

A. MRes Student in Biomedical Sciences and Translational Medicine.

Q. PLACE OF WORK

A. University of Liverpool.

Q. WHAT DO YOU DO?

A. I am currently working on a research project involving colon cancer, which looks at whether a hormone, normally found in the body, could be responsible for the beginnings of colon cancer.

Q. HOW WILL THIS HELP TO BEAT CANCER?

A. This is important because this hormone could potentially be used in treatment programmes for other diseases. My research will help determine the effects of this hormone on the human body, if there is a link to cancer and how we can minimise risk to patients who require this form of treatment.

Q. HOW DOES NORTH WEST CANCER RESEARCH SUPPORT YOUR WORK?

A. North West Cancer Research very kindly funds my bench fees for this project. All the equipment and materials used need to come from various locations and the funding grant from the charity generously covers the cost of these.

Q. WHAT DRIVES OR INSPIRES YOU?

A. My interest and passion for cancer research is inspired by the brave people who are battling cancer every day. The bravery, stoicism and above all – optimism and hope that you see in so many cancer patients really is incredible. I want everyone who is diagnosed with cancer to have hope and research is the best way I know of offering this.

Q. WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?

A. My main hobby is singing. I love to sing in both classical and contemporary choirs, though I prefer the former. I am also lucky enough to be involved in musical theatre productions annually, which is  a wonderful way of getting to know people, as well helping create something so full of life and fun as a musical.

Q. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SAYING?

A. ‘Difficult times always create opportunities for you to experience more love in your life.’ Woody Allen.

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