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

The Windsor Walk

On Sunday 12th October myself and a fellow member of my brain tumour support group went on a sponsored walk around Windsor for The Brain Tumour Charity.

On Sunday 12th October myself and a fellow member of my brain tumour support group went for a sponsored walk around Windsor for The Brain Tumour Charity.

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Explaining Cancer

When you have to explain what cancer is to someone, it might seem like a daunting task. How can a group of over two hundred ailments be reduced to a few simple words?

When you have to explain what cancer is to someone, it might seem like a daunting task.

How can a group of over two hundred ailments be reduced to a few simple words?

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Welcome

Welcome to When Cells Go Wrong. It is a website which aims to give good information about cancer, connect with those affected and raise funds for various charities.

Welcome to When Cells Go Wrong. It is a website which aims to give good information about cancer, connect with those affected and raise funds for various charities.

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