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#1. When I think of cancer prevention, I think of cancer vaccines, but I think more broadly of all that we can do to prevent cancer. And part of that is coming up with a vaccine that will work like the vaccines we have for hepatitis B or flu or polio. - Author: Laurie Glimcher
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#2. If you have a pap smear every year, there's no reason to develop cervical cancer. - Author: Laurie Glimcher
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#3. Cancer can no longer be classified according to the organ in which it arises. It has to be characterized in terms of the genetic mutation that exists. - Author: Laurie Glimcher
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#4. Precision medicine is diving into the DNA with a knowledge that everybody's tumor has a unique genetic profile and you want to be able to identify that specific piece of DNA that has become mutated and that is driving cancer growth. - Author: Laurie Glimcher
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#5. I think there's a lack of understanding which is partly our fault as scientists and physicians in not communicating well enough with the public. But there's a lack of understanding of how important biomedical research is. - Author: Laurie Glimcher
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#6. There are clearly environmental factors that can decrease the incidence and death from cancer. I would still say though that the majority of cancers cannot be prevented at this point, but they can be treated and they can be treated two major ways. - Author: Laurie Glimcher
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#7. I like to think of making cancer a chronic disease rather than focus just on curing cancer. - Author: Laurie Glimcher
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#8. The four most common cancers that account for about 80 percent of all cancer deaths are lung, breast, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancer. - Author: Laurie Glimcher
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#9. The biggest risk factor for cancer is aging. - Author: Laurie Glimcher
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#10. The key to HIV/AIDS was to say let's give a patient multiple different therapies at the same time and that makes the virus much less likely to mutate. - Author: Laurie Glimcher
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#11. Hepatitis C was a devastating disease but because fundamental research was done in hepatitis C, it is now curable. It is now absolutely curable with new medications. So this is transformative. - Author: Laurie Glimcher
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#12. Probably all of us have random rogue cancer cells floating around in our bodies but by and large, in the majority of cases, our immune system circulates and acts as a surveillance mechanism and kills off those few tumor cells. - Author: Laurie Glimcher
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#13. When you think of the costs of cancer care, one can imagine that drugs like checkpoint blockers or transfer of these T lymphocytes are actually cost-saving, just as treatments for hepatitis C, while expensive, overall save money by preventing hepatitis and hep - hepatocarcinoma in patients. - Author: Laurie Glimcher
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#14. I think that the marriage of academic medical centers and academicians with the private sector is a very, is a marriage made in heaven because it's the best way to get basic discoveries from the laboratory into new therapeutics for our patients. - Author: Laurie Glimcher
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#15. Precision medicine is one way to attack cancer and it's proven to be very effective but, remember that like HIV/AIDS, you're going to need combination therapies. - Author: Laurie Glimcher
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#16. When we think about lung cancer, the biggest environmental factor is without doubt smoking. Um, that would make a huge impact and has made a huge impact on the incidence of lung cancer. We have to keep pushing that and making it clear to everybody why smoking is so dangerous. - Author: Laurie Glimcher
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#17. Once you close down your laboratory, you can't just rev it up again if you're able to finally get a grant. - Author: Laurie Glimcher
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#18. If one has a routine colonoscopy at the age of 50 and then colonoscopies thereafter as the physician recommends, you could largely prevent colon cancer, you could detect it in its very earliest stages and cure it. - Author: Laurie Glimcher
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