Packets of Lucky Strike cigarettes sunbathe on the curb. The smell of blackened slices of bacon wafts from the pancake house. A sheet of smog appears in the morning light. The word “kanker” (cancer) escapes from the throat of a swearing, moody teenager. A normal morning in any Dutch city. Oncology is becoming increasingly important in our society. The tanned bikini body of the 80s has been taken over by a thick layer of sunscreen. But what exactly is cancer? And how do we fight it when it turns out that sunscreen simply wasn’t enough?