The puzzling progress of cancer

My post for the American Association for Cancer Research’s Catalyst blog just went live:

Puzzling Progress: What Strides Look Like in Cancer Research

It can be difficult to sit by patiently waiting for groundbreaking cancer discoveries while loved ones suffer from a form of the disease. My post addresses the complexity of cancer and the slow, but steady, pace at which cancer researchers are making strides.

One thing that has evolved in recent years is something called “convergent science.” As the complexity of cancer has revealed itself, scientists from many fields have collaborated to piece together the various components of the disease.

I’m working on an article right now for a new journal called Convergent Science, Physical Oncology, addressing the promises of tackling a puzzle from diverse disciplinary perspectives. For cancer survivors, it’s a direction that offers much hope.

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