Cancer Research UK has appointed leading cancer researcher Professor Sir David Lane as its first chief scientist.

Professor Lane discovered the p53 protein, which plays a central role in preventing cancer. He called for a 'global effort' in the fight against cancer.

Cancer Research UK has appointed leading cancer researcher Professor Sir David Lane as its first chief scientist.

Professor Lane discovered the p53 protein, which plays a central role in preventing cancer. He called for a 'global effort' in the fight against cancer.