There is likely to be more than one cure for almost 200 diseases that fall under the general term of ‘cancer’. As people are diverse, so is cancer. This makes it difficult to tell how close medical science is to finding a cure for cancer. Despite this challenge, researchers are developing methods to detect and treat cancer better. The latest research in cancer shows promising results for immunotherapy. Researchers are studying immune checkpoint inhibitors to prevent the immune system from killing the healthy cells – a hallmark feature of cancer multiplication.
In another study, researchers are trying to develop blood tests to detect cancer at an early stage. As blood tests can indicate cancer early, researchers are trying to incorporate easy tests that can check for cancer during a regular check-up.
Besides this, researchers are also trying to understand epigenetics drugs to study behaviour and environment that causes a mutation in the genes to cause cancer. A study shows that epigenetics in combination with nanoparticles can be a safe routine to administer cancer medication.
Although nobody can tell how close medical science is to a cure for cancer, we can say that available methods can control most cancers if diagnosed early.
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