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<p>Cancer remains one of the biggest killers in the world. There are currently about 12.7 million sufferers of cancer around the world, and the number is expected to have doubled by 2030. Around one in four deaths in the UK is caused by cancer, and it is estimated that one in three people will develop a form of cancer in their lifetime. (Cancer Research UK)</p>
<p>Cancer remains one of the biggest killers in the world. There are currently about 12.7 million sufferers of cancer around the world, and the number is expected to have doubled by 2030. Around one in four deaths in the UK is caused by cancer, and it is estimated that one in three people will develop a form of cancer in their lifetime. (Cancer Research UK)</p>
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Welcome

The Problem

Cancer

Cancer remains one of the biggest killers in the world. There are currently about 12.7 million sufferers of cancer around the world, and the number is expected to have doubled by 2030. Around one in four deaths in the UK is caused by cancer, and it is estimated that one in three people will develop a form of cancer in their lifetime. (Cancer Research UK)

Occurence rates

Lorem Ipsum

Cancer recurrence is one of the fears that almost every patient undergoing chemotherapy develops. Recent findings suggest that only a small fraction of the tumor cells, called Cancer Stem Cells (CSC) are able to drive the growth of the tumor. CSC also show an increased drug resistance, and could remain unaffected after chemotherapy, eventually resulting in the formation of a new tumor.

Cancer recurrence is one of the fears that almost every patient undergoing chemotherapy develops. Recent findings suggest that only a small fraction of the tumor cells, called Cancer Stem Cells (CSC) are able to drive the growth of the tumor. CSC also show an increased drug resistance, and could remain unaffected after chemotherapy, eventually resulting in the formation of a new tumor.