Lung cancer – Why don’t we look for it?

Lung cancer is often discovered at an advanced stage, when it has already spread, this means the survival rate for lung cancer is very low. So why aren’t we doing more about this? We know that smoking causes lung cancers, so why don’t we give smokers an x-ray or a scan to look for [...]


National Pathology Week 2015 – Aberdeen Event at the Satrosphere

Pathology?  Most people think “euch, dead bodies, that doesn’t interest me”. This is a myth, encouraged by crime shows on tv.  Most pathologists work on samples from living people. In fact there are only about 100 forensic pathologists in the UK (the sort beloved of tv crime shows).

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Pancreatic Cancer – Why is it so difficult to treat?

I’ve been meaning to write a blog post about pancreatic cancer for a long time. However, I don’t believe in reinventing the wheel!  In this months “Science Update Blog” from Cancer Research UK there is an excellent post called “Why don’t researchers know what causes pancreatic cancer“. This article was posted on the 6th [...]