Precision & Accuracy: A Way Forward in Cancer Medicine
We have reached a point where in the last 30 years your chance of surviving cancer has increased from 1 in 4 to roughly 50%. This is the good news, but the bad news is that your chance of getting cancer has also doubled over the same period, and the trend of increasing incidences shows no sign of abating. The problem is that cancer like dementia and cardiovascular disease is largely a disease of old age, and we as a society grow ever older, and live to ages our grandparents generation never dreamed of. Our progress against these diseases has been very mixed. Against cardiovascular disease we have made great strides, only to find ourselves as older people between the Scylla and Charybdis of cancer and dementia. How could we get ahead of the game and start curing people at a faster rate than the incidence is rising?