What challenges do cancer researchers face? The challenges we are facing are complex and will require an increasingly broad spectrum of expertise. From basic research to clinical trials and disease prevention, the cancer field needs to promote increased open access to resources such as gene expression and radiomics data, and patient tissue samples.
What are the challenges of cancer? Upon hearing a diagnosis of cancer, the patient is faced with a multitude of issues. In addition to the medical and logistic details described previously, major concerns include fear of death, disfigurement, pain, disability, infertility, dependency, abandonment, altered relationships, and financial hardship.
What are the challenges of treating cancer? Treating cancer is further complicated due to the lifestyle and attitude of patients, the different physiology of people and the rate their bodies will metabolise drugs, the blood supply to the tumour affecting the drug getting into the tumour, the tumour physiology and the fact that the tumour can continue to change.
What types of topics are currently being investigated in cancer research?
- Focus Areas.
- Cancer Disparities.
- Cancer Stem Cells.
- Cancer Systems Biology.
- Oncogenic Gene Dysregulation and Carcinogenesis.
- Precision Cancer Medicine and Translational Therapeutics.
- Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy.
- Tumor Invasion and Metastasis.