Consider this a bit of an aside owing to the earlier Movember post, but while there are some pretty funny and accurate cartoons about cardiovascular disease and exercise out there (for example the one in this post, and these two), few cartoons are quite as poignant and heartbreaking as the ones about cancer.
These are both worth the read, I think:
Cancer treatment is no laughing matter, that’s for sure.
Another common misconception is that cancer is a monolithic, uniform disease, to which a single cure can be found. Result:
(Communicating science to the public is difficult, okay! )
Like I mentioned in the Movember post in Norwegian, both the Vice-Dean of Research, Helge Klungland and the Dean of the Department of Medicine, Stig Slørdahl are growing mustaches this month. So if you’re interested in supporting them or other mustachioed cancer research protagonists, consider a visit to http://www.movember.com/ to contribute.
Do you have a favorite science- or research-related cartoon? It can be either a strip you read on a regular basis, or a one-time specific cartoon – share it with us in the comments!