Fighting Cancer

Weizmann Global Gathering 2014: Partners in Scientific Advancement, Prof. Michal Neeman

Prof. Michal Neeman spoke at the 2014 Global Gathering session, Partners in Scientific Advancement, about why it’s so important for us to get actual images of cancer. As imaging processes have become ever more advanced, she explains, we can observe cancer behavior at the site, and how it signals more aggressively, helping it to grow ever faster. Part of the problem with early diagnosis is that we all have abnormal cells that have no negative impact, and we don’t want to pick those harmless abnormal cells up by mistake – and high-resolution imaging can help resolve this issue. Of course, staying on top of the technology, much less knowing how to maximize its use, is also a challenge.