What are the prospects of a cancer cure?

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What are the prospects of a cancer cure?
« on: 01/08/2013 22:30:01 »
MALIK TARIQ  asked the Naked Scientists:
   
I always wonder about the probability of a 'cure' of a cancer by any modality of treatment because there are millions and billions of cancer cells (each cell is a potential progenitor for whole cancer and to kill each one of them is highly improbable: even the number of cancer stem stem cells is huge), unless there is some kind of support system within the body of a patient that aids in achieving such 'cure' (? Immunity).

What is the role of host?

Sincerely

Dr. Malik Tariq Rasool

What do you think?
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