Lymphomas and Leukemias: What’s the Difference?

Cancer, despite being responsible for 1 in 6 deaths in 2015, is often misunderstood. Cancer is actually an umbrella term for many different diseases which share one characteristic: “The growth of abnormal cells beyond their usual boundaries that can then invade adjoining parts of the body and/or spread to other organs” – WHO 2017. Cancers…

Glioblastoma: Jessica’s Story (Guest Post)

Hello, my name is Jessica. Who am I? I am a mother of 2 young boys, under 5, but this isn’t about them. I’m just a proud mother. I’ll be 30 this year, and, unfortunately, on top of all that I have brain cancer. A grade IV glioblastoma to be exact. What were my symptoms?…

Cancer Factsheet: Glioblastoma and the Need for Targeted Cancer Therapies

What is Glioblastoma? Glioblastoma is the most common and aggressive form of brain tumour. It is an extremely fast-growing cancer which has no known cure. Glioblastomas are named for the cells they form in; glial cells. Though the brain is best known for having billions of neurons, 90% of brain matter is made from glial…

Trump Is Banning Science Communication

We all knew that when Trump eventually rose to office it would be a bit rocky. I cannot say with any certainty, however, that we predicted quite how insane things would become. At the time of writing, Trump has been inaugurated for 5 days. In that time he has: Withdrawn the USA from the Trans…