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spread, that there will be groups of people?
Yes, I do think so, Yes, teams of people. I think there are
going to be more and more teams and more and more big grants, I hope
to solve problems -- small individual grants.
What are your own ideas on cancer research, as a very very
knowledgeable person in the area, knowing far more than any lay
person I ever came across, what are your ideas as to research methods?
What are your hopes for this setup?
Well, my hopes would be in combinations of drugs that are no
in existence and drugs that are not yet tried on humans, and in
either there would be new immune methods developed as well. I'm not
sure about a vaccine. I don't think that people who know a lot about the
virus picture are sure that a vaccine can be made or a group of vaccines
even, although this isn't sure yet. I think that they think more in
terms of immunotherapy, of ways of stimulating the body to resistance
against the activation of a virus, or l the de-activation of a virus
if you have it. Huebner is the outstand virologist at NCIM. This is
his general feeling at the present time, I think. The big areas
of hope are virology, immunotherapy and chemotherapy. And they all
should be pursued energetrically.
Are you willing to make some kind of prediction as to the length
of time it's going to take?
I think the next five years will change the picture very much.
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