Tailor-Made is a book which explores relationships with cancer through wearable art. It allows participants to learn about the microscopic features of tissue samples and to use it as a stimulus to design their own jewellery piece telling their own personal stories of their cancer journey.
Kassandra Lauren Gordon is an award-winning conceptual jeweller/Goldsmith and jewellery content creator based in east London. She has studied jewellery manufacture and design in Hatton Garden. Kassandra was a former social researcher, youth worker, community worker and domestic violence professional. She has always wanted to empower people to find their voice, especially when life is not easy.
Ayse U. Akarca is a research fellow at UCL Cancer Institute and works in the team of Prof. Teresa Marafioti. Ayse is involved in the research that focuses on the development and application of tissue- based assays to study molecules that have novel diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic potentials. She uses computerised image analysis tools for tumour microenvironment related studies to investigate the mechanisms underpinning cancer biology.
All profits of the book will go to Cancer Research UK