- November 2013
Highlights of the European Cancer Congress - cancer society presidents give their view.
- October 2013
Richard Schilsky on the changes needed as personalised medicine enters the clinic.
- September 2013
A new advance in immunotherapy is discussed by Jean-Charles Soria and Caroline Robert.
- July/August 2013
EORTC President Roger Stupp on challenges for clinical trials research.
- June 2013
A look ahead to the European Cancer Congress in Amsterdam in September.
- May 2013
Vincenzo Valentini explores the themes of the 2013 ESTRO forum.
- April 2013
Discussing cancer in an ageing population.
- March 2013
Richard Sullivan on global issues in childhood cancer.
- February 2013
How to write a paper that will be cited 12,000 times.
- January 2013
What predictions do oncologists have for the coming year?
EJC News Focus – February 2013
The Hallmarks of Cancer – 12 years on
What does it take to write a paper that will be cited more than 12,000 times? In the case of Douglas Hanahan and Robert Weinberg, it was a day spent discussing the features common to all cancer cells. While the field of cancer cell biology was becoming dauntingly complex, they came up with a straightforward framework for understanding the cancer cell: it had, they said, six underlying essential features. The paper that brought these ideas together, The Hallmarks of Cancer, went on to become a publishing sensation.
More than 10 years on, they updated the paper and introduced another two potential hallmarks, but their basic idea has stood the test of time. Doug Hanahan (Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research, Lausanne, Switzerland) gave the keynote lecture at ESMO 2012; Helen Saul caught up with him there.