Cancer Research - Highlights and Opportunities

I’d like to draw your attention to a video on YouTube about cancer research. It is produced by the American Association of Cancer Research and it is in part, an advert for the American Association of Cancer Research and (the US) National Cancer Institute. Most of the statistics relate to research in America, however, [...]


Cancer Resesarch UK Videos

Cancer Research UK have produced 4 short videos about detecting cancer early.  The videos are each 5 minutes long and discuss breast cancer, bowel cancer, lung cancer and mouth cancer.

Obviously there are lots of other types of cancer and there are also links to early signs and symptoms of other types of cancer.  [...]


Watch a video showing a neutrophil destroying a germ

Everybody has white blood cells inside them, these white blood cells help us fight off infection and keep us healthy. In a drop of blood about this size • you have roughly 6,000 neutrophils.  Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell. For more information on this topic  see my post “What is a [...]


Cancer News – NCRI Conference 2015

You may have noticed there have been quite a lot of cancer related stories in the news this week.  There is a reason for this. Every year there is a big conference, organised by the NCRI, the National Cancer Research Institute. The NCRI is a partnership of government, charities and industry.  They oversee research [...]


Science Videos – Watch a diseased cell die!

I have previously written about “Internet Videos on Cancer” and  “Internet Videos on Cancer-More Videos” (yes, yes, not the most imaginative titles, I know!). One that I don’t think I’ve mentioned is “Apoptosis and Signal Transduction” by WEHI-TV. WEHI is the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Melbourne Australia, and they [...]


Internet Videos on Cancer – More Videos

This is a follow on post to  “Internet Videos on Cancer” that I wrote in 2014.*

There is a website from the American television channel NBC that has short (often 1-5 minute) videos on a range of health topics.  You can find the NBC Cancer videos at Please note they are very “American”.  [...]