Elaine Vickers, PhD, completed her BMedSc in medical science at the University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK, in 1998. In 2002, she then obtained a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Manchester, Manchester, UK.
Dr Vickers worked as a Science Information Manager for Cancer Research UK between 2002 and 2005 and then as a Science Communication Manager for Breakthrough Breast Cancer until 2008. She also worked as a Research Relations Manager at Asthma UK between 2008 and 2011.
In 2007, Dr Vickers has founded her own company, Science Communicated Ltd, based in Manchester in the UK, where she serves as an Independent Cancer Educator, delivering training courses and online education concerning the science of new cancer treatments.
Speaking on cancer education and novel treatments
Dr Vickers educates a range of audiences on the science underlying new cancer treatments, from non-scientists to oncology specialists. She has made valuable contributions to both cancer patients and physicians through her book titled ‘A Beginner’s Guide to Targeted Cancer Treatments’ which encases both introductory material on cancer cell biology and genetics as well as specialist content on immunotherapies and other targeted cancer treatments.