UK’s “Super Mouse” Yielding Major Discoveries in Cancer Research

Newswise — LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 26, 2013) — It appears tiny and inconsequential enough, but the “super mouse” — created by researchers at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center some six years ago — has spawned plenty of new research into preventing and/or treating many types of cancer. Back in 2007, cancer researcher Vivek

Tide is Turning in Skin Cancer Battle

Originally published here: http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2013/tide-is-turning-in-skin-cancer-battle/#sthash.ISRDakUN.ohK9VbCJ.dpuf A decade ago there was little doctors could do to help a patient with advanced-stage melanoma. Now it seems each week yields important new discoveries about the deadly skin cancer. “I’ve been doing this for 30 years, and now is by any measure the most exciting time for melanoma research,” said

Why, when the cancer tie is clear, do people still sunbathe?

(Originally posted here: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-07-cancer-people-sunbathe.html) Jenna Hoffman thinks that people, herself included, generally look better with a tan – “better than bright white,” she says. So most weekends, she’s lying outside with her eyes closed, listening to music while the sun darkens her skin. If she knows she’ll be outside all day, she wears sunscreen. Otherwise, “I

UK: Without Innovation, We’ll Never Cure Cancer

(Originally published by Maurice Saatchi at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/10166690/Without-innovation-well-never-cure-cancer.html) The Prime Minister reminds me of Adlai Stevenson’s striking description of President Kennedy as “an idealist without illusions”. He is a realist to say we have quite a way to go to get close to the Government’s goal of “every clinician a researcher” and “every willing patient a research patient”. Speaking