We are living in an era where technological advances allow researchers to answer key questions relating to cancer biology in ways that they never could before. New and powerful approaches have opened doors particularly in the field of precision medicine; interventions that draw upon knowledge gained from biomedical research allowing for personalized therapies and treatment … More Liquid biopsies: A blood test for detecting and monitoring cancer?
By: Nathan Schachter For years, scientists have struggled to understand why cancers that return – or ‘relapse’ – are so difficult to treat. How can therapies which were initially effective at controlling the disease fail to combat tumors that re-emerge? Why do relapses often behave more aggressively than pre-treatment tumors? These questions have plagued the … More Returning with Vengeance: Toronto Scientists Discover How Rare Brain Cancer Cells Resist Therapy and Drive Tumor Recurrence
By: Martin Smith, as a member of RIOT Your Mom would be very happy. Cancer researchers have published studies showing that eating vegetables like broccoli may lower the risk for developing some cancers (1). Taking this idea one step further, researchers want to know if we can extract a key compound from vegetables and put … More Chemoprevention: What Researchers Are Learning From Your Mom