Tag Archives: cancer

Why Treating Cancer is So Difficult, Part 5: Is This Thing On?

Cancer as a “disease” is incredibly complex, and patient care for a cancer diagnosis is complex as a result. I’m starting to explore some of these difficulties in a series of articles: “Why Treating Cancer is So Difficult.” Previously published

In the Headlines: Gene Editing in Humans

// I’m hard at work on a special double-feature for science news next week, but in the meantime I want to highlight some big news published in Nature this week. CRISPR gene-editing tested in a person for the first time

Why Treating Cancer is So Difficult, Part 4: There is No Google Translate for Science

Cancer as a “disease” is incredibly complex, and patient care for a cancer diagnosis is complex as a result. I’m starting to explore some of these difficulties in a series of articles: “Why Treating Cancer is So Difficult.” Previously published

Mutations in Cancer

Today’s Buzzword // Mutation When you hear the word mutation, what image does that evoke? Perhaps it’s crime-fighting turtles, or a malformed caricature. In biology terms, a mutation is an alteration in your DNA. What’s in my DNA? All living organisms

Why Treating Cancer is So Difficult, Part 3: Resistance is Not Futile

Cancer as a “disease” is incredibly complex, and patient care for a cancer diagnosis is complex as a result. I’m starting to explore some of these difficulties in a series of articles: “Why Treating Cancer is So Difficult.” Previously published

Mental Health in Academia: A Guilty Scientist

// Join the conversation on Twitter! The second Tuesday of each month, I will chat about mental health in academia using the hashtag #MHPhDchat. // Mental health is a topic that is pretty taboo in academia, sometimes (though not always!) spoken

Welcome to Science Daily Dose!

Over the past few days, I’ve gotten a lot of traffic thanks to WordPress Discover sharing one of my articles on their website. If you’re checking out Science Daily Dose for the first time, welcome! On this page, I will

Does Organ Function Determine Cancer Susceptibility?

Research article // Evolutionary Ecology of Organs: A Missing Link in Cancer Development? Some background // In the past few weeks I’ve focused a bit on why treating cancer is difficult (check out part 1 and part 2 to read more).

Congratulations! Your article is published.

I’m so proud to share an email that I got in my inbox this afternoon. Congratulations! Your article is published. About a year ago (and with the critical eye of a wonderful educator who happens to be my sister-in-law), I started writing at

Guest Post: Your Body is at War with Cancer

// Today’s post comes from Logan Fulford, who is finishing his PhD inPathobiology and Molecular Medicine at the University of Cincinnati. He studies prostate cancer to understand how it functions, and the importance of the tumor microenvironment, to identify possible

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