Cancer Explained

17 Videos

How does cancer immunotherapy work?

Traditionally, cancer treatment has revolved around chemotherapy, radiation and surgery. But thanks to groundbreaking immune checkpoint blockade research led by Jim Allison, Ph.D., winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, we have a new way to treat cancer: immunotherapy. Rather than treating the cancer directly, immunotherapy trains the immune system to attack […]

Throat Cancer – Know Your Throat | Cancer Research UK

Throat cancer is a general term that describes several different types of cancer. Understanding the different parts and what they do helps you to understand more about the cancers that affect this part of the body. Throat cancers could be in one of two main areas that doctors call the: pharynx head and neck Cancers […]

Why We Haven’t Cured Cancer

Ever wonder why we still haven’t cured cancer? Join SciShow as we discuss what’s wrong with that question and why it’s so hard to find a cure. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to Christopher Prevoe, Justin Ove, John […]

Immunotherapy: How the Immune System Fights Cancer

Immunotherapy uses the body’s immune system to fight cancer. This animation explains three types of immunotherapy used to treat cancer: nonspecific immune stimulation, T-cell transfer therapy, and immune checkpoint inhibitors.

Cancer 101 | National Geographic

What is cancer, and how does it start? Find out how genetics play a role, which types of cancer are the most prevalent, and what is being done to fight this deadly disease. ➡ Subscribe: About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world’s premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, […]

What is Lung Cancer?

This animation is from our new program and explains how healthy lungs function and how lung cancer can occur. Non-small cell lung cancer and small cell lung cancer are the two major types of lung cancer. Physicians use noninvasive tests and invasive tests to diagnose lung cancer. Noninvasive tests include Chest x-rays, and CT […]

What is Leukemia? | Cincinnati Children’s What is Leukemia? Our bodies are made up of trillions of tiny little things called cells. That’s more than the grains of sand on a small beach. Actually, cells are even smaller than grains of sand. A million cells can be the size of one grain of sand. Not only are cells very tiny, […]

Animated Introduction to Cancer Biology (Full Documentary)

An animation/video teaching the basics of how cancer forms and spreads. Topics include: mutation, tumor suppressors, oncogenes, angiogenesis, apoptosis, metastasis and drug resistance. Learn more at the CancerQuest website-

What is cancer? What causes cancer?

In this week’s new video, we look at the disease cancer, how it happens, treatments and some of its causes as an overview for beginners in a fun, easy-to-learn format.

What is prostate cancer? | Cancer Research UK (2019)

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men. Find out what the function of the prostate is, what prostate cancer is and how cancer starts in the prostate from Cancer Research UK. In this video, Dr. Vincent Gnanapragasm from Cambridge University talks us through what prostate cancer is. Learn about the function […]

Cancer Cells vs. Healthy Cells

Learn about the differences between cancerous cells and healthy blood cells. For more information about blood cancers, visit ASH’s patient resources webpage This animation was featured in the documentary film “Blood Detectives.” To learn more about the film, visit

What Does Cancer Look Like? | Cancer Research UK

What does cancer look like? Find out how different cancer cells appear with this video from Cancer Research UK. The video is a montage of images taken by the Cancer Research UK Electron Microscopy Unit. In it we show what different cancer cells look like, including lung, prostate, pancreatic and skin cancer cells. Under a microscope, normal […]