Welcome to the London R.I.O.T. blog. We are very pleased to feature the work of the Western University BioChemistry 4455G students who authored the blogs as part of Western University Community Engaged Learning Program. All of the blogs have been through an editing process which includes the involvement of our communications specialist Megan Sherritt and R.I.O.T. team members with relevant subject matter expertise. The focus of the blogs were inspired by the theme of the London based Let’s Talk Cancer day which takes place at Western University each spring in partner ship with Let’s Talk Science. The theme is the diversity of the branches of science and other disciplines that are integral to the cancer research. The authors hope that students who read the blogs will be inspired to explore areas of cancer research that may be new and interesting to them. For non-students it is hoped that the series provides a glimpse into the diversity of disciplines that are involved in cancer research. Cancer is a complex disease that requires multi-faceted exploration and dynamic prevention and treatment options. Enjoy!