Hope for the possibility of a cure has existed as long as the disease. But when will it occur and what will a cure for cancer look like?
Recently, MD Anderson President Ronald DePinho, M.D., joined National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., for a forum at The Aspen Institute, an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, D.C. The leaders shared their opinions on the topic and discussed reasons why eradication of the disease will require a number of strategies inside and outside of the clinic. They also explained how new discoveries and accelerating technologies provide an optimistic outlook.