Harnessing innovation to improve and save lives

Innovation and technology are advancing at break-neck speed, particularly within the oncology field. This module highlights the scientific breakthroughs hurtling down the pipeline that could have a significant impact, from diagnosis to treatment, on cancer patients in the future.

Conversation Prompts

  • Given the rapid progress of innovation, what do you think the future of cancer will look like in 5 years, 10 years’ time?
  • What are the biggest barriers the scientific field faces when it comes to innovation within the oncology field?
  • What role does/should high risk/ high reward research play in new discoveries?
  • How can we incentivize R&D development in areas (such as pediatrics) that don’t guarantee a financial return?

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