New research can make old drugs better…or in this case at least good enough. It’s important to remember that cancer research is not just about coming with novel treatments but also to understand the biology of cancer so that we can figure out why existing treatments do not work as well as they could […]
Rationality is a foreign country and apparently the nature of the language we use to make decisions might make us more rational. If you are using a language where you are relatively competent but is not your mother tongue you are more likely to make decisions in a rational way. I can see the logic […]
The research I talked about some time ago (here and here) seems to have made an impression not only outside of our workplace but also within Moffitt. As big as our department is compared to other math oncology departments embedded in hospitals, we are still a very small group of mathematicians among biologists and medical scientists so this publicity can only be a good thing.
Parmvir Bahia, operations director for Pint of Science US, and yours truly finished the 8K race as part of Miles for Moffitt. Thanks to some of you, we managed to raise a very modest sum of money that will help researchers at Moffitt come with new ways to understand and treat different kinds of cancer. […]
Do elite universities matter if you are a scientist? Well, they do in many respects or at least, if they did I could come with serveral reasons. Possibly smarter colleagues to collaborat with? check. A large pool of bright students to supervise? check. Better facilities and resources? check. Better chances of getting papers published and […]
Why are we so happy to believe in quackery… …and why are some people on the other hand so reluctant to believe on what we have solid evidence for?
Sometimes my colleagues and I feel quite disappointed about our perceived lack of progress in treating cancer. This figure from Cancer Research UK is very likely representative of the status in other countries like the US and Western Europe.