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Sue Armstrong

Sue Armstrong

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Sue Armstrong is a science writer and broadcaster. As a foreign correspondent based in Brussels and then South Africa, she worked for (among others) New Scientist magazine and BBC World Service radio. She has worked as a consultant writer for the World Health Organization and UNAIDS for more than 25 years, and was commissioned by the WHO to write a book on AIDS, for which she reported from many of the worst-affected countries of Africa and Asia. Her book on pathology, A Matter of Life and Death, was published in 2010. p53: The gene that cracked the cancer code, published in 2014, was highly commended by the British Medical Association and shortlisted for the BMA Book Awards 2015 in the ‘basis of medicine’ category. She lives in Edinburgh.

Sue’s stories

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    Life with Li–Fraumeni syndrome

    Sue Armstrong meets Pan Pantziarka, whose son George had Li–Fraumeni syndrome and lived with cancer from early childhood.

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  • Brazil’s cancer curse

    The startling discovery that hundreds of thousands of Brazilians have a genetic mutation that undermines their ability to resist cancer is helping labs worldwide in their search for new treatments for the disease. Sue Armstrong reports.

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