I Am a PHD student in the Medical university OF Graz and my field of interest is cancer biology
understanding the basics of biological life.
After more than 50 years of R & D we are only able to bring down the mortality rate due to cancer by just 5%, why? Is it that AS A Research community we are not asking enough questions ? or is it that we are asking the wrong questions? My personal perspective is that we are probably asking the wrong questions. The issue is that we ask a lot of questions..but the majority of them just starts and end in the same point "can this drug cure cancer" ?? "yes it does a bit better than placebo"!! "and of course it cure cancer in Mice" . Dont you think as a an average normal citizen of this world that there is something that we are doing wrong here?? 3 years before starting my research career i thought the same and now I Have almost completed My PhD and my conclusion is that ..yes we ask enough questions but not the right one's. If you want to tackle cancer you would first need to Understand the disease and The problem is that we dont ask enough questions to understand the disease?
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