Cancer

Cancers most commonly arise because of a series of two to five mutations in different genes that combine to cause a tumor. Evidence from a growing number of experiments focused on truncal mutations—the first mutations in a given sequence—suggests a new direction in understanding the...
Doctors and scientists from disparate fields are joining forces to find a breakthrough for tough-to-treat pancreatic cancer, one of medicine’s most lethal malignancies. What insight might an expert on black holes bring to the war on cancer? The answer lies in an emerging transformation of...