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Nature Outlook in association with Scientific American: Cancer - The March on Malignancy

Cancer: The March on Malignancy
  • Therapy This Time it's Personal

    This Time it's Personal

    Tailoring cancer treatment to individual and evolving tumours is the way of the future, but scientists are still hashing out the details

  • Nanotechnology Deliver on a Promise

    Deliver on a Promise

    Effective treatment of cancer requires getting the drugs precisely to the target. Enter the nanoparticle

  • Comparative Biology Naked Ambition

    Naked Ambition

    A subterranean species that seems to be cancer-proof is providing promising clues on how we might prevent the disease in humans

  • Developing World Global Warning

    Global Warning

    Much of the world is ill-equipped to cope with its rising cancer burden and are pushing prevention and screening

  • Prevention Air of Danger

    Air of Danger

    Carcinogens are all around us, so scientists are broadening their ideas of environmental risk

Attacking an Epidemic
Statistics

Attacking an Epidemic

Despite a huge amount of funding and research, regional and individual differences in cancer trends make it a hard disease to wipe out

More Trials, Fewer Tribulations
Clinical Trials

More Trials, Fewer Tribulations

Grouping patients according to their molecular profile can make for better and faster drug approval decisions

Big Data Versus the Big C
Bioinformatics

Big Data Versus the Big C

The torrents of data flowing out of cancer research and treatment are yielding fresh insight into the disease

Learning to Share
Perspective

Learning to Share

Genomics can provide powerful tools against cancer — but only once clinical information can be made broadly available

Three Known Unknowns
Biology

Three Known Unknowns

Even as cancer therapies improve, basic questions about drug resistance, tumour spread and the role of normal tissue remain unanswered

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