DNA in our cells gets damaged everyday. Our cells can also makes mistakes when replicating our DNA. These mistakes and damages are known as "replication stress." Cancer cells are unique because they have chronic replication stress and use it to their advantage. Check out this blog article to learn more about this phenomenon and how scientists are trying to exploit it to help treat cancer.
The Canadian Cancer Society held their Awards for Excellence in Research ceremony this past November. Check out the 2019 winners here!
Our cells are co-operative, law-abiding citizens of our body. Cancer cells, however, are selfish and betray these rules of co-operation, reminiscent of single cell organisms from a long time ago. Check out this blog post that explores an emerging theory known as cancer atavism.
The Canadian Cancer Society honoured many prestigious researchers at the Awards for Excellence in Cancer Research event.
New on the blog: What are 'biomarkers' and how do they 'colour' cancer cells?
Why do identical twins differ despite having the exact same DNA? It’s all about how the DNA is used – read more on the blog to find out how ‘epigenetics’ controls this!
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and this article is a brief look into cervical cancer and human papillomavirus (HPV), and discusses how some viruses can cause cancer.
How can computers help us get better at cancer screening? Find out more in this blogpost!
New research helps to better define #breastcancer risk. Find out more from our RIOT team!
DNA, once a mystery molecule to scientists, can now be closely studied and even edited to eliminate disease, as discussed in Siddhartha Mukherjee’s recent book, ‘The Gene.’