Saturday, September 24, 2016

Microsoft Says It Will Reprogram Cancer Cells

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Dr. Jasmin Fisher, senior researcher at Microsoft Research Cambridge and an associate professor (dept. of biochemistry) at University of Cambridge, said: “If we are able to control and regulate cancer then it becomes like any chronic disease and then the problem is solved.”
Photo Credit: Dr. Fisher
Source: The Telegraph


Sarah Knapton of The Telegraph writes that Microsoft Research in Cambridge (England) views cancer as a programming issue and vows to reprogram cancer cells within 10 years, making cancer, at worst, another chronic disease that must be managed. While this is not the same as claiming a cure, it would be a breakthrough in cancer research and treatment.

In “Microsoft will ‘solve’ cancer within 10 years by ‘reprogramming’ diseased cells” (September 20, 2016), Knapton writes:
Dr Jasmin Fisher, senior researcher and an associate professor at Cambridge University, said: “If we are able to control and regulate cancer then it becomes like any chronic disease and then the problem is solved.”
“I think for some of the cancers five years, but definitely within a decade. Then we will probably have a century free of cancer."
There are issues related to quality of life if cancer patients have cancer as a chronic disease, but this is still better than the alternative. So, I consider this a wonderful medical initiative, and I wish the researchers the best of luck and encouragement. They are doing a wonderful thing for humanity.

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For more, go to [The Telegraph]

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