Cancer – how can it be killed without killing the person?
When cancer develops in a cell, this triggers the loss of key control mechanisms that would normally lead to the cell dying. As a result, the defective cells do not die and even divide to create more defective cells. Cancer treatment therefore aims to kill the diseased cells while preserving healthy ones. Cancer research is therefore a precision discipline involving constantly learning what differentiates diseased cells from the healthy ones and how to help the body get rid of the diseased ones.