• Question: is there a cure for cancer?

    Asked by fine to Arttu, Ceri, James_M, Monica, Philip on 23 Jun 2011.
    • Photo: Arttu Rajantie

      Arttu Rajantie answered on 23 Jun 2011:

      I am a physicists, so I am not really expert on this, but my understanding is that we can now treat most types of cancer with a good success rate if they are detected early enough. And medicine is making huge progress all the time, so more and more types of cancer can be treated.

    • Photo: Ceri Brenner

      Ceri Brenner answered on 23 Jun 2011:

      i was going to say the same thing as Arttu for this. There are lots of successful treatments out there at the moment, but if you mean a cure like we have cures for other diseases, then i don’t think we do yet. Cancer researchers are working really hard to understand how cancer cells develop and spread and as soon as they crack the code of this disease then we will be closer to finding a cure.