Obesity, sugar, inactivity, diabetes, alcohol, smoking, environmental pollution and lack of sleep, all of these are now pieces in the puzzle land of cancer. An equation that scientists are trying to solve, with the promise that in 2030 we could be expecting a vaccine using the same mRNA technique COVID vaccine had.
Uğur Şahin and Özlem Türeci, who co-founded BioNTech, the German firm that partnered with Pfizer to manufacture a revolutionary mRNA Covid vaccine, said they had made breakthroughs that fuelled their optimism for cancer vaccines in the coming years. More about the upcoming vaccine you can read here.
Until then, people’s experience around the world states that if before 50 was the proper age to start screening for different types of cancer, now it looks like 45 is the time to start the process, as prevention is more important than ever. See people’s stories here.