What is new in cancer research? Targeted Immunotherapies
Oncologists have another new arrow in their cancer-fighting quiver. They can now look for genetic or protein abnormalities in a patient’s tumor, and match those up with immunotherapies to specifically target them. Immunotherapies harness the power of your immune system to attack cancer cells.
Will there be a cure for cancer soon? Cancer is a group of diseases that we may never be able to cure completely, but scientists are optimistic that vaccines, personalised medicine and smart lifestyle choices will help prevent and treat a much greater proportion of cases than currently happens.
How close are we to finding a cure for cancer? There will likely not be one cure for cancer because more than 200 individual diseases fall under the “cancer” umbrella, according to the American Association for Cancer Research. All of these maladies are characterized by the uncontrolled production of cells.
What is the latest technology in cancer treatment? Technologies and innovations like CRISPR, artificial intelligence, telehealth, the Infinium Assay, cryo-electron microscopy, and robotic surgery are helping accelerate progress against cancer.