Alternative Medicine: Harmless Or Deadly?

A cancer diagnosis is an awful thing. Cancer isn’t simply devastating news for the patient – its consequences ripple through groups of family and friends spreading fear and uncertainty of what the future will bring. While cancer research and treatment has come a huge way since the earlier part of this century, many types of … Read more

Does Curry Cure Cancer?

Recent attention-grabbing headlines have been suggesting that curry powder – and in particular one of its most prominent ingredients,┬áturmeric – are the newest and most exciting trend in curing cancer. Most of the hype has been due to the publication of a case report published in the British Medical Journal illustrating the case of a … 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