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.’
Not all cancer cells look the same! A research group in Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research has discovered that extrachromosomal DNA can explain how two cancer cells within a tumour are genetically different.These genetic differences may explain why some tumours are more resistant to drug therapy than other tumours. Check out this blog article for more information.
Learn about how scientists are trying to reattach the ‘brakes’ in tumor cells to stop them from continuously dividing.