ADVERTISEMENT

Table of Contents

  • New Answers for Cancer

    In This Issue

    July 1, 2008 | 0

  • New Answers for Cancer

    Living with Cancer

    Keep up your spirits and tap available resources to make the disease manageable

    July 1, 2008 | 0

  • New Answers for Cancer

    Evolved for Cancer?

    Natural selection lacks the power to erase cancer from our species and, some scientists argue, may even have provided tools that help tumors grow

    July 1, 2008 | 0

  • New Answers for Cancer

    Mapping the Cancer Genome

    Pinpointing the genes involved in cancer will help chart a new course across the complex landscape of human malignancies

    July 1, 2008 | 0

  • New Answers for Cancer

    Untangling the Roots of Cancer

    Recent evidence challenges long-held theories of how cells turn malignant--and suggests new ways to stop tumors before they spread

    July 1, 2008 | 0

  • New Answers for Cancer

    Stem Cells: The Real Culprits in Cancer?

    A dark side of stem cells--their potential to turn malignant--is at the root of a handful of cancers and may be the cause of many more. Eliminating the disease could depend on tracking down and destroying these elusive killer cells

    July 1, 2008 | 0

  • New Answers for Cancer

    A Malignant Flame

    Understanding chronic inflammation, which contributes to heart disease, Alzheimer's and a variety of other ailments, may be a key to unlocking the mysteries of cancer

    July 1, 2008 | 0

  • New Answers for Cancer

    The Long Arm of the Immune System

    Dendritic cells catch invaders and tell the immune system when and how to respond. Vaccines depend on them, and scientists are even employing the cells to stir up immunity against cancer

    July 1, 2008 | 0

  • New Answers for Cancer

    Taming Vessels to Treat Cancer

    Restoring order to the chaotic blood vessels inside a tumor opens a window of opportunity for attacking it. Surprisingly, drugs meant to destroy vasculature can make the repairs and may help reverse conditions that lead to cardiovascular disease and blindness.

    July 1, 2008 | 0

  • New Answers for Cancer

    Tumor-Busting Viruses

    A technique called virotherapy harnesses viruses, those banes of humankind, to stop another scourge--cancer

    July 1, 2008 | 0

  • New Answers for Cancer

    New Light on Medicine

    Pigments that turn caustic on exposure to light can fight cancer, blindness and heart disease. Their lightinduced toxicity may also help explain the origin of vampire tales

    July 1, 2008 | 0

  • New Answers for Cancer

    Gaining Ground on Breast Cancer

    The newest targeted therapies are helping doctors to tailor increasingly effective treatments to individual patients

    July 1, 2008 | 0

Scientific American Dinosaurs

Get Total Access to our Digital Anthology

1,200 Articles

Order Now - Just $39! >

X

Email this Article

X