Patients with hard-to-treat tumours could know within six months whether a cancer drug developed at UNSW is more effective than traditional chemotherapy, allowing them to live a relatively normal life during treatment.
Her vision is to use nanotechnology to deliver drugs and gene-silencing therapies directly to cancer cells. He is a social scientist with an interest in the social and ethical issues of technological change.
Cancer screening is beneficial when it prevents people from dying. But using cancer survival rates to promote screening, as is often done, is misleading, write Katy Bell, Alexandra Barratt and Andrew Hayen.