Spotting Cancer: New Hope From Biomarkers

Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer known to modern medicine. The chances of a pancreatic cancer patient to survive for five years after being diagnosed with the disease is only 7%. As a term of comparison, a breast cancer patient has around 85% chance of surviving for over 5 years from … Read more

Are Tomatoes The Cure For Cancer?

As a cancer scientist and someone interested in the ever-evolving relationship between science and the media, my eye was caught this week by the flashy headlines claiming that good-old tomatoes might just be the cure for gastric cancer. All the media fuss appears to stem from a paper accepted last week in the Journal Of … Read more

Summer is Coming: Time to Shine a Light on Melanoma

Days are getting longer, nights are getting shorter. Temperatures are rising, and so is the heat. Summer is coming. With summer come higher levels of UV radiation – which translate to a higher risk of cutaneous melanoma.┬áMelanoma is a cancer of the skin and one of the most aggressive forms of cancer. If it is … Read more