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In this Science Surgery post Millie asks: ‘Why doesn’t the immune system attack cancer cells?’ The short answer is it does! But sometimes it needs a helping hand from exciting new treatments.
We don’t always know why never-smokers develop lung cancer, but the data suggests that genetics play a role, as well as environmental or occupational exposures.
The time it takes for cancer to develop will vary from tumour to tumour. But on the whole, it’s slower than you might expect.
Eradicating diseases isn’t easy. Here we look at which cancers are preventable, and how detecting cancers earlier could make a difference.
A genome, a gene and a chromosome are all structures of DNA. The difference between them is the amount of DNA they contain.
In this instalment of our Science Surgery series, we explore what gives a cell the potential to become cancerous, and how the body stops this from happening.
In this Science Surgery post we explore the work being done to use existing treatments in other types of cancer.
In this instalment of our Science Surgery series, we’re tackling a question we were asked on second cancers.
Will personalised medicine become the norm of cancer treatment? In this Science Surgery instalment, we asked experts for their thoughts on this question.
Answering this question isn’t a simple case of ‘yes’ or ‘no’. It depends on the way that the term ‘cancer’ is defined.