Big Questions About Cancer

The big questions about cancer range from the broad ("Why haven't we cured it?") to the specific ("How many sunburns does it take to cause skin cancer?"). Get the answers and increase your knowledge about this group of diseases.

Key Facts In This Video

  1. The shape of the nucleus inside a cell can help doctors to diagnose cancer and even give a prognosis. 00:28

  2. Cancer cells are softer and more flexible than benign cells, but can become stiffer in response to drugs. 00:54

  3. To study the textures of different cells, scientists might pass them through a microfluidic device. 01:30

Written by Curiosity Staff March 23, 2016

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