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.