Cancer Decoded

The Science Behind Cancer

Cancer Decoded

The Science Behind Cancer
According to the World Health Organization, cancer is one of the leading causes of mortality and diminished life quality worldwide. However, well presented, easily understandable and factually accurate content about the illness is difficult to find.

The purpose of Cancer Decoded is to demystify cancer, a condition that has become a bogeyman for citizens of developed nations and a buzzword for academics. To make our content relevant and approachable for everyone, the series is divided into two streams:

The Fundamentals

Basics

If you’re unsure of where to begin on your journey to understanding cancer, you’ve come to the right place! This series explains what cancer is, examines its causes on a molecular level, and debunks common misconceptions. Along the way, you’ll learn fundamental scientific concepts that allow you to understand other cancer-related materials, from our other series to research papers.

Featured Topics

Spotlight

Finding a cure for cancer has become a rallying cry for researchers, policy makers, and those affected by the condition. This series sifts through the pool of incremental advances to feature promising, novel ideas for therapies. Presented without the confusing terminology of research papers, let our adorable mascots highlight for you the ideas that have the potential to revolutionize healthcare.

Two new Cancer Decoded episodes comes out on the 1st of every month. One episode as apart of each sub-series, Basics and Spotlight!

Reporting an Error
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Begin Reading:

Basics

Episode 1: The Basics of Cancer

Episode 2: Fast and Furious: Cancer on the Move

Episode 3: A Guide to Defeating Cancer

Episode 4: Curiouser and Curiouser: Vaccinating against Cancer.

Spotlight

Episode 1: Fighting Fire with Fire: Can Malaria Fight Cancer?

Episode 2: Lung Cancer and EGFR Mutations

Episode 3: The Cellular Butterfly Effect

Episode 4: Unlikely Allies: Fighting Cancer with Gut Bacteria

History
Cancer Decoded was originally started in January of 2017, with the script, drawings, and publishing all being done by Adam Mesa. Each episode took upwards of 15 hours to do alone, and other commitments came in the way of continuation.

One year later, the series was restarted with a team of talented digital artists and science writers. The new team was quite large, allowing us to release two concurrent series at one time: One that focuses on the basics of cancer, the other that looks at specialized areas.

Episode 1  Cancer: It’s all about cells. (February 15, 2017)

Episode 2 – Atoms and Molecules: The Building Blocks of Cells (March 1, 2017)