Cancer patients are the real winners in Nobel Prize research

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Cancer patients are the real winners in Nobel Prize research

The journey of this kidney cancer patient shows how scientific efforts go from the lab to the real world

AFP

When Shaun Tierney was diagnosed with an aggressive form of kidney cancer in 2007, the prognosis was grim.

Twelve years on, the 64-year-old is still living an active life, and even taking part in marathon walks for cancer research – an outcome made possible by work that was awarded the 2019 Nobel Prize in medicine.

Tierney’s case is a telling illustration of how seemingly esoteric scientific research makes its way from the lab to the real world – a journey that can save lives...

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