In Silico Trials
Clinical trials cost not only years but also costs more than 2 billion dollars for each approved treatment. There are enormous numbers of failed drug candidates; hence spending the time and millions on clinical trials will not guarantee that it can lead to an approved treatment, which is a significant risk for pharma companies. Silico trials utilize organs on a chipping technique that enables analyzing hundreds of thousands of drug candidates on human virtual psychological models in billions of numbers in seconds through a supercomputer, allowing for a faster drug discovery than ever before.
Most of the cancer treatment methods are currently used to destroy cancer cells and healthy ones. The ideal drug should only affect the cells that require treatment. Holding a payload of drugs through DNA cages can be the answer. This methodology could get into clinical trials soon. The DNA cage would open when triggered by cancer cells, thus impacting only those requiring treatment and not the healthy ones.
Cancer and its therapy itself can cause extreme chronic pain. In the earlier days, cancer patients were provided with increasing continuous doses of painkillers to relieve the pain. Devices are now being developed to ease the side effects and symptoms. There are various advanced methodologies available today to cure cancer patients. The new methods for diagnosing and curing cancer are very promising, and some of them are already being used effectively.
Our hope lies in the ever-evolving science that will take us to a whole new world someday. Soon, cancer detection and treatment will no longer be a life-threatening event, but managing the patient’s condition reasonably well.