How Close Are We To Curing Cancer?

As of 2017, how close are we to curing cancer? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.

We are closer to a cure for cancer in 2017 than one or two decades ago, but we need to get away from using radiotherapy and chemotherapy, because the cancer stem cells are resistant to these treatment modalities.

If you want to cure cancer, you need to know about cancer stem cells. In my opinion, the most important breakthrough in cancer research in the last decade has been the realization that standard cancer treatment protocols don’t work very well. They consisted of using surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Surgery is effective for early cancer. But radiotherapy and chemotherapy have been disappointing. Instead, cancer immunotherapy has emerged as the missing link in the last ten years. The full truth about cancer can only be understood, when we realize that most, if not all solid tumors are having their own cancer stem cells (CSC). Cancer Stem Cells – Medical Articles by Dr….