User:Wiki CRUK John

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Alternative account for John Byrne / User:Johnbod as Wikimedian/Wikipedian in residence at Cancer Research UK in London, January to December 2014, for four days a week. See the project page at Wikipedia:WikiProject CRUK.

Until July 2014 I was also Wikimedian/Wikipedian in residence at the Royal Society (one day per week). See the project page at Wikipedia:WikiProject Royal Society, and User:Cancer Research UK uploader on Wikimedia Commons

My role at Cancer Research UK[edit]

⚕ This user is a member of WikiProject Medicine.

Cancer Research UK (CRUK) is the largest charity outside the US dedicated to medical research into all aspects of cancer.

I am lucky to be working there from May to early December 2014 as Wikipedian in residence /Project Manager, Wikipedia. This position is funded by the Wellcome Trust, with administrative support from Wikimedia UK. I will be working on a four days a week basis, and for two months until early July will combine this with my one day a week position as Wikimedian/Wikipedian in residence at the Royal Society.

The work will have a number of different aspects, including:

  • Working with the existing Wikipedia medical editors to improve cancer-related content on Wikipedia. There will be a number of aspects to this, including reviews of content by specialist clinical researchers and writers, the recruitment of new Wikipedian medical editors through events and other outreach, and releasing CRUK images on open licenses.
  • Working to increase understanding of open content in general, and the Wikimedia projects in particular, within CRUK and it's research and other communities.
  • Working within CRUK to define and establish policy promoting the placing of CRUK material on open licenses where possible and appropriate.
  • Producing consumer research into the experience of the general public reading cancer-related articles on Wikipedia.

My blogs etc.[edit]


Mainly written for CRUK non- or new Wikipedians.

Cite tools[edit]



DeVita, Hellman, and Rosenberg's Cancer: Cancer: Principles & Practice of Oncology, 9th Edition. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2011, with updates to 2014. pp. Ch 79. ISBN 9781451105452.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

Obesity: [1]
Global causes Lancet. 2014 Feb 8;383(9916):549-57. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62224-2. Epub 2013 Dec 16., "Global cancer patterns: causes and prevention.", Vineis P1, Wild CP2.
  1. ^ Parkin, D M; Boyd, L (NaN undefined NaN). "Cancers attributable to overweight and obesity in the UK in 2010". British Journal of Cancer 105: S34–S37. doi:10.1038/bjc.2011.481.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

COI corner[edit]

Good information[edit]