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).