Cancer treatments are getting better, more diverse and more numerous. Although we still die from cancer, we are also increasingly recovering from it. Research, pharmaceutical companies, governments and private individuals are joining forces to fight cancer together.
New approaches, new targets, new treatments. Cancer research continues to progress, even though there is still a long way to go before the disease is eradicated.
“Although cancer still causes many fatalities, the treatments available are more effective than they were in the past. An earlier diagnosis greatly increases the chance of recovery. With this in mind, one of the goals is to implement preventative measures future generations at an increasingly early stage”, says Johan Van Weyenbergh, Senior Scientist, Rega Institute – KU Leuven.
“The key to success is an early diagnosis”, confirms em. Prof. Dr. Pierre Coulie, professor of immunology at the Faculty of Medicine of UCLouvain. “This implies regular screening tests, which are not yet sufficiently established in certain parts of Belgium.”