Will we ever cure cancer?



The German virologist and cancer researcher Prof. Dr. med. Harald zur Hausen (Heidelberg) is one of three Nobel Prize winners for medicine in 2008. In the early 1980s, he had shown that human papilloma viruses (HPV) cause cervical cancer. The other two award winners are also pioneers in the field of virology: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Françoise Barré-Sinoussi and Prof. Dr. med. Luc Montagnier received the award for the discovery of the HIV virus.

It was Monday morning at a quarter to eleven when the Karolinska Institute in the German Cancer Research Center reached me, ”Zuren told the German Medical Association (DÄ). At the DKFZ, Zuren was chairman and scientific member of the foundation board until his retirement in 2003. “I knew that I had been proposed for the Nobel Prize many times, this year as well.” Specifically, he didn’t expect to receive the prize now. “I’m extremely happy about…

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About Jonathan Caswell

Mr. Caswell has been composing poetry at least since High School. He has been on WORD PRESS for ten years and contributes to two other blogs beside this one. This blog has a Christian emphasis but all bloggers are welcome. Mr. Caswell chooses to---with permission--re[post material of interest

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