Category: Media

Oct 08

Networks of Galaxies

Some researchers look into possibilities to predict real “me” by analysing what and how was said on social media. This network of galaxies is a new project to get insights on how and where childhood cancer is placed on social media. It is a collaborative project with Prof Richard Arnett. It is already very exciting and more to come! …

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Sep 28

Science Through Artist Lenses

In preparation for ‘Discovery’ Launch Night-An Exploration of Cancer Research Through Art, the event that took place on Tuesday at The Tara Building. Tara Street, D2. Things that are absolutely ordinary for researchers become inspirational! I was glad to be able to provide such environment. #CancerWeekIreland

Sep 12

“Will a tumour spread?”

The article “The Invasion Equation. Will a tumor spread? That may depend as much on your body as on your cancer” by Siddhartha Mukherjee in the New Yorker nicely explains metastasis or how tumour cells spread in the body.

Sep 04

What is neuroblastoma?

Neuroblastoma is a childhood cancer. The word neuroblastoma consists of two words neuro and blastoma.The term neuro refers to nerves, blastoma  –  to a cancer of immature cells. It starts in some types of nerve cells during embryo development.transforming immature nerve cells into cancerous cells. This type of cancer occurs most often in infants and young …

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Sep 01

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Facts about childhood cancer Please watch this video created by St. Baldrick’s Foundation | The Childhood Cancer Ripple Effect References: Gatta G, Botta L, Rossi S, Aareleid T, Bielska-Lasota M, Clavel J, et al. Childhood cancer survival in Europe 1999-2007: Results of EUROCARE-5-a population-based study. Lancet Oncol. 2014;15(1):35–47. Ward …

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Oct 12

Newspapers coverage of neuroblastoma: part 1

We do not hear much on neuroblastoma or childhood cancer in our everyday life unless we know a child affected by the disease. How much information can we get from newspapers? How do newspapers report it? What is their focus – a child, his/her family or social circles? In the next posts I will try …

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