CLOS­ING ON A CURE FOR CAN­CER

Science Illustrated - - CONTENTS - CLAUS LUNAU & SHUT­TER­STOCK

Can­cer isn’t a sin­gle dis­ease, so has no sim­ple cure. But our un­der­stand­ing has reached a new tip­ping point, and hope is rekin­dled...

Promis­ing new can­cer treat­ments fail on a daily ba­sis. The ag­gres­sive dis­ease’s mu­tated cells are con­stantly one step ahead of sci­en­tists. But armed with huge global data­bases, ge­net­i­cally edited im­mune cells, and ar­ti­fi­cial in­tel­li­gence, sci­en­tists are well on the way to com­bat­ing can­cer on its own home turf.

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