Should research focus more on prevention, or treatment and detection?

3 comments:

Morgan said...

I think that eventually prevention should be the primary focus. However, there must be hope for the daunting number of individuals who have already been diagnosed with the disease. So all are extremely important but I think the cure lies in prevention.

Susan Marquet said...

I wish there were more being done to research treatment and prevention of a recurrence in triple negative breast cancer. We are typically younger and have a worse prognosis than hormone receptor positive. The chance for a recurrence is 33% overall. The chance for a recurrence outside of the breast (meaning it will be less treatable at that stage)is higher. As with all cancer, it tends to come back more aggressively. And yet, the only option at this time is to "wait and see" which is unacceptable to me.

Anonymous said...

My name is Dr. Joseph Murray, Ph.D.(xenolausgenetics@yahoo.com). I am a friend of this site through facebook. There needs to be somewhere (someone) for independent scientists with innovative ideas to get their ideas modestly funded, particularly in the area of cancer immunotherapy. This is nothing more than logical to me, as the community of researchers and investors must realize that innovation is going to be very important to improving treatment and making treatment accessible to everyone. We should only be limited by our imagination, not by funding.