5 BIG THINGS

MA­JOR BREAK­THROUGHS IN CAN­CER RE­SEARCH

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IM­MUNOTHER­APY

Us­ing the body’s own im­mune sys­tem to help fight off can­cer, some­times by boost­ing it, some­times by train­ing it to at­tack can­cer cells specif­i­cally

CAN­CER GE­NET­ICS

DNA-based can­cer di­ag­nos­tics that en­able pre­ci­sion medicine and cus­tomised treat­ment

LIQ­UID BIOPSY

Pain­less and sim­ple blood test to de­tect and mon­i­tor tu­mour genes in a pa­tient’s blood, much be­fore scans and nee­dle biop­sies can

CAN­CER VAC­CINE

Vac­cines to pre­vent or treat some types of can­cer, such as cer­vi­cal and some liver can­cers, that are caused by viruses

TAR­GETED THER­APY

In­dian com­pa­nies are emerg­ing as strong global play­ers in biosim­i­lars or ex­act copies of al­ready ap­proved molec­u­larly tar­geted can­cer drugs

HU­MAN BIOBANK

Left­over tis­sues from surgery or di­ag­nos­tic pro­ce­dures that spur re­search, that can boost, and some­times even re­place, the need to test new drugs

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