This autumn we will all be wearing….. ‘stratified medicine.’ New reports by ABPI and TSB

I note that it is London Fashion Week.  I look forward to finding out what colours are 'in' or 'out,' what I should or should not be wearing over the next 12 months. Science is no stranger to fashions or trends.  All of a sudden you can find yourself deluged with reports and the such … Continue reading This autumn we will all be wearing….. ‘stratified medicine.’ New reports by ABPI and TSB

No more medical breakthroughs please! (Apart from real ones.)

There is a large and seething brambles bush at the corner of my house which is being cut down this weekend.  It reminds me of the thorny undergrowth of jargon and words without meaning that smother a lot of science communication.  All to the detriment of public understanding.  Like those brambles the language that surrounds  science needs a good prune.............. Such is … Continue reading No more medical breakthroughs please! (Apart from real ones.)

Patients helping cancer research go stratospheric for the benefit of others

Cancer Research UK's patient recruitment drive which has just got going as part of its Stratified Medicine Programme is getting  a lot of attention today. One patient, Wendy, is quoted in the news material as saying: 'Even though I won't benefit from that research, it's comforting to think that my experience with cancer will be … Continue reading Patients helping cancer research go stratospheric for the benefit of others