The author is pessimistic about a cure for cancer. “It is not so much a disease as a phenomenon, the result of a basic evolutionary compromise. As a body lives and grows, its cells are constantly dividing, copying their DNA — this vast genetic library — and bequeathing it to the daughter cells. They in turn pass it to their own progeny: copies of copies of copies. Along the way, errors inevitably occur. Some are caused by carcinogens but most are random misprints.” He says that most of the improvement in cancer longevity statistics comes from prevention and from improvements in mortality from childhood cancers. The author goes on to say “for most cancers the only identifiable cause is entropy, the random genetic mutations that are an inevitable part of multicellular life.”
The full article is in the link below:This is a realistic article that does not give false hope about an imminent cure for cancer. Interesting reading.