The future of cancers

In a few decades cancer will be seen as a chronic illness that mostly can be prevented or controlled. Sequencing of the genome will be done routinely for children to reveal their genetic susceptibility to cancers (and other illnesses), and a prevention programme will be established.

We have four major opportunities and challenges: Technology, diagnostics, society’s attitude towards the cost of sickness, new kinds of places for treatment.
From a recent report: “The analysis indicated that 67.4 per cent of women with breast cancer and 39.9 per cent of patients with colorectal cancer were “cured” in England, along with 12.4 per cent of stomach cancer patients and 44 per cent of those with prostate cancer.”
Survival rates are improving all the time! 
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