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: Basics and Spotlight.
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.
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 other month during the summer. One episode as apart of each sub-series, Basics and Spotlight!
We try our best to make sure that there are no errors or misleading facts in our comics. If you do find one, please contact us.
Check out our about page for the list of people who make cancer decoded happen! Every episode also has credits for the individuals who helped make it become a reality.
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)
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
Episode 5: Lipid Nanoparticles: Drug Delivery
Episode 6: Liquid Biopsies and micro RNA
Episode 7: Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC)
Episode 8: Chemobrain
Episode 9: Diagnosis on the go: Skin cancer detector
Episode 10: Can genome instability by R-Loops increase risk of cancer?
Episode 11: From Cancer Cells to Fat Cells – Adipogenesis
Episode 12: Disguised AntiCancer Drugs
Episode 13: Prostate Cancer Gold Particles
Episode 14: Classic HL-PTLD
Episode 15: RNR-i / Cervical Cancer
Episode 17: CAR-T
Episode 18: Illustrating Cancer Decoded
Episode 19: Sarcoma Immunotherapy
Episode 20: Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Episode 21: The COVID-19 Pandemic
Episode 22: The COVID-19 mRNA Vaccine
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.
Episode 5: Diagnosing Cancer
Episode 6: Immunotherapy (Part 1)
Episode 7: Immunotherapy (Part 2)
Episode 8: Biomarker detection
Episode 9: Cancer disparities (Part 1)
Episode 10: Cancer disparities (Part 2)
Episode 11: Clinical Trials
Episode 12: Colon Cancer
Episode 13: Prostate Cancer
Episode 14: Lymphoma
Episode 15: Cervical Cancer
Episode 16: Bile Duct Cancer
Episode 17: Myeloma
Episode 18: Writing the Script
Episode 19: Sarcoma
Episode 20: Leukemia
Episode 21: Infant Brain Tumors
Episode 22: Timely Access to Healthcare
Episode 23: World Cancer Day