Chapter 12: Perspectives on the Field of Cancer Biology and Neuroscience
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On Cancer Biology: Dr. Knudson reflects on the field of cancer biology. He says that knowing the genetic changes that can occur in cancer is important because different cancers have different cures. He presents radiation and chemotherapy as an example. Dr. Knudson additionally points out that leukemia did not use to have a treatment, but now, there are long-living survivors of leukemia. He explains how adult cancer is more challenging to cure than children's cancer.
On Neuroscience: Dr. Knudson talks about his interest in neuroscience when asked about which field he would chose if he was a young scientist today. He then explains that cancer and degenerative diseases will always exist because of the nature of the cells in the human body.
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Knudson, Jr., Albert G. MD, PhD and Rosolowski, Tacey A. PhD, "Chapter 12: Perspectives on the Field of Cancer Biology and Neuroscience" (2013). Interview Chapters. 310.
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