Chance and progress in the treatment of cancer

Those readers who have limited knowledge of how “translational research” often occurs and progresses (or fails) — particularly in the field of cancer therapy — might like to read this article by Rosenbaum in this week’s issue of The New England Journal of Medicine.

And just for clarity, “translational research” is the process of taking the findings from basic scientific research and turning them into practical processes that are useful in life. It occurs in medicine, in agriculture, in information technology, in transportation, etc., etc.

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