• Question: Do you study any other types of cancer right now?

    Asked by sarahbrannigan to Naomi on 14 Nov 2012.
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      Naomi Elster answered on 14 Nov 2012:

      Not right now – cancer is such a complicated disease that it makes sense for me to just focus on one type. But my work can benefit other types of cancer as well. For example if I publish a paper on something I’ve seen in breast cancer and how I worked on it to develop a better way of treating it, another researcher might have seen the same thing in another cancer and be able to copy my work to develop a treatment for that cancer.

      I might work on other types of cancer later in my career, as long as I like the research project and think that it will make a difference.