Revealing cancer: Hundreds of diseases under a single name


Abstract


We all know more or less what cancer is: cells that divide uncontrollably. But behind this simplistic depiction hides one of today’s most complex and serious health problems. Thanks to biomedical progress in the last twenty years we are finally beginning to recognise important differences between known cancers, a discovery that will be key to designing more effective therapies in the near future.


Keywords


cancer; oncogene; p53; tumour suppressors; personalised therapies

References


  • Hanahan, D. and R. A. Weinberg, 2000. «The Hallmarks of Cancer». Cell, 100: 57-70. DOI: <10.1016/S0092-8674(00)81683-9>.

  • Hanahan, D. and R. A. Weinberg, 2011. «Hallmarks of Cancer: the Next Generation». Cell, 144: 646-674. .

  • Macip, S., 2012. Què és el càncer i per què no hem de tenir-li por. Ara Llibres. Barcelona.

  • Varmus, H. E., 1990. «Nobel Lecture. Retroviruses and Oncogenes. I.». Bioscience Reports, 10(5): 413-430. DOI: <10.1007/BF01152288>.







Creative Commons License
Texts in the journal are –unless otherwise indicated– published under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License

____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________