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11th February 2020

Women in Science: Introducing Emma O Dowd

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On the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we’d like to turn the spotlight on one of the researchers whose work is making tangible changes for people living with lung cancer.

Dr Emma O’Dowd grew up in Wolverhampton. At school, she enjoyed both arts and science subjects, and studied medicine at Nottingham University.

Now she is carrying out a study into why some people who could receive treatment with curative intent decide against having it. The aim is to improve the patient experience – one of our key objectives since our charity started 30 years ago.

Thanks to scientists like Emma, more people living with lung cancer can expect to live better for longer.