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Department of Social Anthropology


An anthropological study of the early detection of cancer


Awarding grant body: Philomathia Foundation

I am undertaking ethnographic research within a broad field that concerns the development of diagnostic technologies through to their clinical use and social effects in the UK. Through detailed observations, sensitive conversations and careful participation, I trace the practices and experiences of 'biomedical innovation' in cancer detection that are articulated by scientists, engineers, clinicians, patients, biomedical research subjects and their support networks. Ignaciaimmunophenotype

Dr Maryon  McDonald
Fellow and Director of Studies, Robinson College
Dr Perveez  Mody
Associate Professor
Fellow & Director of Studies in Social Anthropology, King's College
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