• Question: Is cancer a hard thing to research

    Asked by anon-249567 to Robyn, Nazia on 4 Mar 2020.
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      Robyn Kiy answered on 4 Mar 2020:

      I don’t actually work on cancer, but I believe it is a very difficult thing to research as there are many different types. Even within specific cancer types, different patients can respond differently to drugs – for example, a treatment that may be very effective in treating one breast cancer patient may not have any effect on another breast cancer patient. This is true of many diseases, but is a fairly common problem in cancer treatment.

      However, there is a huge amount of amazing research ongoing in the development of cancer treatments, and scientists are making life-changing discoveries in this area all the time!