• Question: What would be needed in a cure for cancer?

    Asked by Little M to Ahmed, Francesca, George, James, Nitheen on 17 Nov 2014. This question was also asked by Khayla!Xxx:-).
    • Photo: Francesca Paradisi

      Francesca Paradisi answered on 17 Nov 2014:

      This is a great question which I’m sure many would like to know the answer too. Unfortunately it’s is not easy to say because two people with the same type of cancer may respond differently to the same medication. So the only true avenue will be that of having tailor-made drugs specific for each patient. I have great faith in therapies that use antibodies to target cancer cells very much like they were a virus.

    • Photo: James Sullivan

      James Sullivan answered on 17 Nov 2014:

      Hi Little M,

      As Francesca says – every cancer is different – and the response of every patient is different, so that’s not a straightforward question.

    • Photo: Ahmed Osman

      Ahmed Osman answered on 17 Nov 2014:

      Hi Little M
      I think this depend on the types of cancer and the response of the body to the treatment. There are many types of treatment, such as surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and many others.