Competition Winner – Adhya

Adhya is the second winner of our science writing competition, and entered the 13-15 year old category. Adhya is 15 years old and from the USA, our first winner outside of the UK! Adhya’s piece is all about how some cancer treatments prevent cell growth. It was an insightful read, and incredibly impressive for someone so young. Congratulations Adhya.

Fighting Cancer with Cancer

We've all heard the term "fight fire with fire". However, I never assumed we would be using this phrase in the case of cancer therapeutics. Dr Khalid Shah, from Harvard University's Centre for Stem Cell Therapeutics and Imaging, has used this idea to genetically modify cancerous cells to our advantage.