Is there such a thing as a “cure for cancer”?

Well, “cure” is a strong word, and no one in oncology really likes it, whether medical doctors, pathologists, or scientists, because cancer has the bad habit of coming back, even years later, and so the word “cure” holds a promise that no professional feels comfortable in giving. The closest thing to a “cure” for cancerContinue reading “Is there such a thing as a “cure for cancer”?”

The Tale of the Cancer Hydra

Most stories start with the adventures of a hero, who goes on an adventure to discover his/her powers and how he/she can use them to save others. However, it would be misleading to start this story with a hero – instead, it begins with a monster. Around 1600 BC, in the sandy land of theContinue reading “The Tale of the Cancer Hydra”

From the Lab to the Patient

How does the work of a research scientist get to the patient in the clinic? It’s a great question! It’s by a process called technology transfer, by in which, a lab result (“the technology”) needs to be transferred from hands (lab) to hands (company) in a protected format (IP: intellectual property protection). Maybe at thisContinue reading “From the Lab to the Patient”