“Translational research” is a term that’s often thrown around in scientific circles, but what does it actually mean? Usually it’s used to refer to research that takes laboratory discoveries and turns them into cancer treatments – so-called “bench to bedside” research. But does it differ from other types of research? Or is it just a trendy phrase that scientists use when they’re trying to apply for funding?
Now you can listen to the experts mull over what translational research means for the future of cancer. Those nice folk at the journal Nature Reviews Cancer have put together a podcast about translational research featuring Bruce Ponder, Fiona Watt, Duncan Odom and David Neal from the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Research Institute.