Revealing cancer: Hundreds of diseases under a single name


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.


cancer; oncogene; p53; tumour suppressors; personalised therapies


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