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Video: Why is cancer hard to treat?

Why is cancer hard to treat?
Cancer cells often find ways to hide from the immune system and evade treatments.

Cancer cells often find ways to hide from the immune system, evade treatments like chemotherapy and travel to different parts of the body. But with new tools, such as advanced genomic testing, doctors know more than ever about how cancer survives and the genetic features that make an individual tumor grow. With this new information, doctors may be able to match immunotherapy, targeted therapy or combinations of treatments to attack those features.

Watch this video to learn more about why cancer is difficult to treat and how oncologists are looking for ways to outsmart it.


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