Etiqueta: cancer

Pigments to save lives

Recognising our reflection in a mirror is fundamental to everyone, although, rather than being something which is automatic from birth, it is something we learn as part of a process, just like many other things throughout our life. There are changes, injuries, accidents which might

Can plants have cancer?

The answer to this is yes. Plants can reproduce errors in the growth of some cells, which would cause the formation of cell masses or tumours that could be considered cancers.

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Interview with Rafael Tabarés

From one of the grey doors lining up in the Medicine department, some musical notes emerge. They come from the office of Rafael Tabarés, professor of Psychiatry in the University of Valencia and main researcher of one of the groups in the Centre for Biomedical

Javier Magriña
Interview with Javier Magriña

Javier Magriña knew he wanted to be a surgeon ever since he could perform his first autopsy during his medical studies in Barcelona. His enthusiasm was fuelled by the support of the Catalan doctor Santiago Dexeus, a family friend, who instilled in him a passion

Facing the mirror

ABSTRACT Cancer has long been a taboo, an illness surrounded by secrecy, socially silenced and consequently excluded from visual and artistic representation. This article aims to highlight the pioneering role played by two women artists: Hannah Wilke and Jo Spence. In the eighties Wilke and Spence

El càncer de mama, avui

ABSTRACT Breast cancer is a health problem affecting women worldwide, and is so prevalent that for most of us it calls to mind the face of a relative, friend or acquaintance. Here we discuss the current situation of the disease around the world, with special reference

Teenagers with cancer

ABSTRACT For teenagers, to be diagnosed with cancer comes as a real blow. In this article, we describe the most prevalent cancers in this age group, the elements of cancer control, the effects on the adolescent patient and the challenges faced by the health system to