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The Future of Cancer – Part II

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As we’ve posted before, researchers are saying that we need to think differently about cancer in our search for a cure. In that vein, promising research at the University of Pennsylvania indicates that the body’s own immune cells can be re-trained to fight blood cancers, and perhaps one day, solid tumors: “This is absolutely one of the more exciting advances I’ve seen …

The Future of Cancer

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Danny Hillis, founder of Thinking Machines and Applied Minds, sees a different way to think about cancer. In a 2010 TED talk, Hillis said that the way we currently think about cancer isn’t very useful: We’re treating cancer almost like it’s an infectious disease. We’re treating it as if it’s something that got inside of you that we have to …