Days 32-34: Penalties for Cancer Care!

It is finally here. My attempt to save as many penalties out of 39 in aid of Marie Curie’s Great Daffodil appeal.

It is finally here.

My attempt to save as many penalties out of 39 in aid of Marie Curie‘s Great Daffodil appeal.

All you have to do is:

  1. Make a donation to Marie Curie Cancer Care at www.justgiving.com/Ambrose-Heron
  2. Then make a prediction of how many I save out of the 39. (Just use the special form and leave your name and details).
  3. Watch the video below!


 

Penalties for Cancer from Ambrose Heron on Vimeo.

Open Sourcing Brain Cancer

When Italian artist Salvatore Iaconesi was diagnosed with brain cancer he decided to do something unusual.

When Italian artist Salvatore Iaconesi was diagnosed with brain cancer he decided to do something unusual.

He told his story at a TED conference in 2013:

> La Cura
> More info at TED about Salvatore Iaconesi

A Cure for Cancer?

A question that looms large for anyone affected by cancer is whether there is, or will be, a cure on the horizon.

A question that looms large for anyone affected by cancer is whether there is, or will be, a cure on the horizon.

Despite the tremendous advances in science and technology over the last 40 years, cancer remains a stubbornly resistant killer disease.

Whilst certain aspects of treatment have improved, the amount of cancer fatalities around the world remain staggering.

According to the World Health Organisation, about 8.2 million people died from cancer during 2012.

But despite these statistics, this hasn’t stopped scientists and other thinkers from coming up with possible pathways to better treatment and – hopefully – a cure at some point in the future.

In recent times, there has been a lot of debate and discussion about how to deal with this global killer.

Back in 2011, notable figures in the cancer world got together on the Internet forum The Big Think to discuss cancer research and the possibility of a cure.

The panel featured:

Edited highlights included such topics as:

Two years before, the noted oncologist and author David Agus gave a talk at the TED MED conference, where he suggested a new strategy against cancer.

These are just some of the videos you can find online in which scientists suggest different approaches to the cancer puzzle.

Watching them, you might get the feeling that a major breakthrough might be on the horizon.

> Playlist of TED talks about the search for a cancer cure
> TED videos on Cancer