This entry is part 1 of 23 in the series Science Surgery
Today we’re launching a new series, called Science Surgery, which gives you the opportunity to ask us questions about cancer science and research.
We want to know what you’re eager to find out about the science of cancer, so that we can answer your questions.
Research is at the heart of what we do, but navigating all the information available online isn’t easy.This is where you come in. The questions you pose can be about anything in cancer research or science that you want to know more about, such as:
- What are genes?
- Why doesn’t our immune system stop cancer developing?
- Why are some cancers harder to treat than others?
- How do scientists discover new drugs?
If you’ve got something you want to ask us, send it using the email address at the bottom of this post. We won’t be able to respond to every question, but make sure you follow the series to keep an eye out for those that we do.
To help us decide which questions to answer, we’ll share some of those we receive on Twitter, giving you the opportunity to vote for the questions you most want us to answer. So make sure you join in and follow #ScienceSurgery.
The topics we can cover are broad. But we can’t give personal or medical advice, and we can only discuss science topics that are related to cancer.
The first in the series will be posted later on today, answering a question from Patrick who filled in our pilot questionnaire online, so watch this space.
Email [email protected] to ask us a question, leaving your first name and location (optional).
- Introducing our Science Surgery series
- Science Surgery: ‘What factors lead to a cell becoming cancerous?’
- Science Surgery: ‘Could more cancers be caused by inherited faulty genes than we now think?’
- Science Surgery: ‘Will cancer ever be cured?’
- Science Surgery: ‘Is the one-size-fits-all treatment approach obsolete?’
- Science Surgery: ‘Does having had cancer make you more likely to develop it again?’
- Science Surgery: ‘What’s being done to use treatments in different types of cancer?’
- Science Surgery: ‘Do we all have potentially cancerous cells in our bodies?’
- Science surgery: “What’s the difference between the words genome, gene and chromosome?”
- Science Surgery: ‘Will cancer ever be eradicated completely?’
- Science Surgery: ‘How quickly do tumours develop?’
- Science Surgery: ‘Why do never-smokers get lung cancer?’
- Science Surgery: ‘Why doesn’t the immune system attack cancer cells?’
- Science Surgery: ‘How do tumours ‘know’ where to spread?’
- Science Surgery: ‘How is skin cancer related to sun exposure?’
- Science Surgery: ‘Does cancer attack every age group?’
- Science Surgery: ‘Why do some cancer treatments stop working after so long?’
- Science Surgery: ‘Does cancer affect the future development of children?’
- Science Surgery: ‘How do cancer cells remain dormant for many years?’
- Science Surgery: ‘Why do some cancers metastasise, but others don’t?’
- Science Surgery: ‘Are benign tumours different from cancerous tumours?’
- Science Surgery: ‘How are children’s cancers different from adults’ cancers?’
- Science Surgery: ‘Can cancers develop in the heart?’
Tommy September 28, 2017
Does having had 1 type of cancer (& cured) make you more susceptible to getting any other type? In general terms 🤔