Published 6 February 2015

Nature film from Lindau chronicles the war against cancer

Rewatch this episode of Nature Video’s Lindau Collection 2014 featuring Lorna Stewart following the past, present and future of cancer research.

In 1971, the then president of the United States, Richard Nixon, declared ‘war’ on cancer. Since then, billions of dollars have been poured into cancer research worldwide, but a cure for the disease is still a long way off. In this Nature Video, reporter Lorna Stewart marks the scientific milestones of the past four decades. She explores cancer genetics with Nobel laureate Michael Bishop, vaccines with fellow laureate Harald zur Hausen, and two young researchers tell Lorna about some of cancer research’s greatest success stories.

The whole series of films can be watched here at Nature’s Website.