New push to control cancer before curing it
UK cancer researchers are launching what they call the world's first "Darwinian" drug development program in a bid to get ahead of cancer's ability to become resistant to even the newest treatments.
While not abandoning the search for an ultimate cure, the "anti-evolution" project will refocus on turning cancer into a disease controllable with drugs for many years.
This would be a little like HIV, the scientists told reporters at a briefing.
"Cancer's ability to adapt, evolve and become drug-resistant is the cause of the vast majority of deaths from the disease