Complexity is everywhere. The vastness of space. Global economics. Navigating London bus routes. All incredibly complex. Science too can be extremely complex. The more we learn about something, the more questions we have to ask, leaving us perpetually filling an infinitely empty void with knowledge. This is called the ‘theory of ignorance’ as explained by French mathematician, Blaise Pascal:
Here at Breast Cancer Care we host the Nursing Network. It's a UK-wide membership body providing training and networking opportunities for healthcare professionals who spend 50% or more of their time with breast cancer patients.
Twenty years ago, over 15,000 women a year died from breast cancer. New figures released by Cancer Research UK show that this figure is now just over 11,500 – a 38 percent reduction in the number of breast cancer deaths in the last 20 years. Here are some of the advances which we think have contributed.
In the early 1990s, a geneticist called Mary-Claire King made a phenomenal discovery. A researcher at the University of California, Mary-Claire demonstrated that a single gene on chromosome 17 was responsible for 5 to10 percent of all breast cancer cases.
The Isle of Pink is here! For the seventh year running the Isle of Wight is turning pink for the whole of September! So far we have raised over £100,000 on the island to fund research, and we’d love this year to be better than ever.
Our brilliant volunteer group – Pink on Wight – are in St Thomas Square in Newport today, with entertainment, face painting and fundraising, so head down there now! And there are lots of events taking place across the island.