James Allison, one of the Nobel Prize in the 2018 Medicine Award winners, said cancer "He will not go away as a health problem" and, although it improves its immunotherapy, it emphasized the prevention and prevention of healthy lifestyles.
Allison (70) and Tasuku Honjo (76) Japanese expanded a completely new principle for cancer treatment Encourage the ability of the body's protection system to attack the tumor cells.
Although thanks to immunotherapy, important progress has been made in canine medicine such as metastasis melanoma, it still does not work in all types or with all patients, therefore, the reviews in this promising field.
The immunologist believes that "cancer can not become a health problem", but there will be better ways of fighting, even though the BBVA Foundation Foundation Knowledge Base Award will win on ban, from "a" majority of "lungs and even" melanomas "causes by way of life.
Immunotherapy will continue, he says, and "in the long term, he will end up almost every melanoma, a large part of lung canes, almost not -which dubbed, and others so good.
Melanoma, which contains immunotherapy, provides good results, and the "more aggressive" protection system, but in terms of bodies such as glioblastoma or pancreas, has very little myeloid, "we have not visibly ineffective ", that is why the investigation continues.
Allison knows what she's talking about when she comes to cancer: her mother died when he was ten years old and also one of her brothers – "my family has been on hitting very hard "with the illness, she says – and has been living three times, the last immunotherapy, "hard, but very effective".
A basic research scientist, a & # 39; His first "real sense" goal as T cells work – a type of soldiers from the defense system – because "he was sure they could do what he wanted to do if he was found eg.
It has been found that there are molecules in the body that work or do; slow down the cells of T, and thus control them can protect their body cells in the cells and remember.
Allison does not agree with those doctors who say that cancer should be "treated" as a disease – some think that it can not be considered as a whole cure – because so patients " feeling that they always look over their shoulder if it comes back. "
With immunotherapy, "at least with melanoma, If you stand up for four years it is not a? to return"And it is essential that they are cured in a minute, although they need to be monitored periodically".