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Archives for May 30, 2009

Cancer research explained briefly

One reason I (and most people involved in cancer research) don’t like the frequently used term “cure for cancer.” The reason is simple. Embedded within this term is the assumption that cancer is just one disease, when it is most definitely not. Rather, it is many diseases affecting many organs, each with its own mechanism…

I’ve been a bit remiss in not mentioning that everybody’s favorite blog carnival (well, at least my favorite blog carnival), the Skeptics’ Circle, is fast approaching. This time around, it’ll be hosted by Cheshire, who has helpfully provided a reminder with contact information. It’ll be here on Thursday, June 4, which means you have less…