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Cancer Research in a Nutshell

Scientific American

“So, will we have a cure for cancer anytime soon?” I cannot emphasize how many times I have been asked this question in social situations. I’m certain my fellow cancer professionals in academia...

Life of Sci

Extended Edition

The Cancer Researcher

...A PhD never takes the course you expect. There are long phases of feeling in deep water, perhaps struggling against a tide of thesis chapters, or drowning in deadlines...

New Blood in Cancer Medicine


Most would consider a blood test a bit of a pain in the arm, but except for the fantastically needle-phobic, generally not something that would keep you awake at night...

A Day in the


The Cancer Researcher

As siblings who grew up sharing space, schooling, and the occasional squabble (sorry, Mum), it perhaps shouldn’t be overly surprising that we both ended up studying genetics and pursuing PhDs...

Peak Performance

The Cancer Researcher

You can finally spell drosophila and know the difference between parametric and non-parametric statistical analyses. Mostly. You triumphed over reviewer three and became a published academic...

From Anti-Cold to Anti-Cancer

Mesothelioma Matters 

In the mid-eighties, mounting scientific evidence lead to a national embargo on the use of asbestos. Since then, thousands of workers who were exposed to asbestos have been left living under the shadow...

Life of Sci

Abcam Tipbox

Life of Pi describes the odyssey of a man and his tiger trying to get home after capsizing at sea. Perhaps the parallels between this and the mission of obtaining a PhD are not immediately obvious...

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