Posts Tagged ‘Survivor’

War: A Harmful Metaphor?

Posted on: August 16th, 2019 by admin

It has become commonplace to hear expressions such as “fighting the war on cancer” or even “she’s a warrior intent […]

Giving Back

Posted on: July 26th, 2019 by admin

Two women whose breast cancer was missed during routine annual mammograms combined forces four years ago to launch the educational […]

Looking for a Polar Bear in a Snowstorm

Posted on: December 28th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

Fifteen years ago, Nancy Cappello’s annual screening mammogram was found to be normal, just as had been reported for the […]

NCI Launches Plans for 2020

Posted on: September 28th, 2018 by admin 1 Comment

A decade ago, when CapeRay was still being incubated within the University of Cape Town (UCT), we were successful in […]

Taking the Initiative

Posted on: July 27th, 2018 by admin

Earlier this year the Cancer Research Initiative (CRI) at the University of Cape Town (UCT) celebrated its fifth anniversary. The aim of […]

Pioneers in Immunotherapy

Posted on: June 8th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

The intramural research programme within the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland lives by its byline: “Our research […]

A Computer Algorithm Failure

Posted on: May 11th, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

On Wednesday 2 May 2018 the Health Secretary for the UK government, Mr Jeremy Hunt (seen right, © The Independent), stood up […]

The Colour’s Coming Back

Posted on: February 2nd, 2018 by admin 2 Comments

This coming Sunday, 4 February, is World Cancer Day 2018, an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) that […]

Authenticity in a Post-Truth World

Posted on: September 8th, 2017 by admin 1 Comment

After much discussion and debate, the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2016 was post-truth, an adjective defined as “relating to […]

Approval of “Living Drug” to Treat Cancer

Posted on: September 1st, 2017 by admin 4 Comments

In 2012 six-year-old Emily Whitehead was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia and, since she did not respond to standard treatment, was near […]