Cancer Prevention versus Cure: What is our Best Option?Journal: Open Access Journal of Cancer & Oncology (Vol.2, No. 4)
Publication Date: 2018-08-02
Authors : Petrak K;
Page : 1-4
Keywords : Cancer Prevention; Cancer Therapy; Cancer;
Huge resources are being expended in search of cancer therapies, with a limited success. Cancer is believed to originate from an irreversible genetic alteration which is a part of both normal and abnormal biological processes. It is questionable whether such essential biological behavior can be put under our sufficient control to cure cancer. Given that events leading to cancer development appear to be too complex to be successfully manipulated by drug therapies, initiatives to “cure cancer” should be reevaluated and reconsidered, with a likely anticipated conclusion that taking steps to limit cancer initiation might be more cost-effective, and hence focus research efforts on measures to prevent rather than cure cancer.
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