A number of scientists especially those involve in oncology believed that the time it takes to develop a new cure for cancer is already attainable within a year instead of six years but of course with the help of supercomputers.
If the latter is indeed possible, you can just imagine how it could help millions of people who just want to have their lives back when they didn’t have such disease.
Researchers are not alone in finding a new cure for cancer; they are working with one of biggest pharmaceutical companies in the world the GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) and the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR).
What the researchers propose is to utilize supercomputers to reduce the time it takes to find drugs for cancer and test it as soon as possible. You might this is still far from reality but with advancements in the medical field like preclinical imaging and augmented reality, drug development for cancer is already attainable in no time contrary to what others think. Many people believe in this project to succeed that is why many people and organizations invest their time and effort for this project. Certainly these organizations have clear and feasible reasons why they support this project and just think of it this way, if it becomes successful many people will benefit from it.
A Total Amount of $750,000 Research Investment
The odds of not being able to develop new drugs for cancer is already minimal because of recent change in the technological aspects in the medical field as a matter of fact Aedin Culhane is hopeful for this.
Moreover, according to Helen Diller the University of San Francisco is also taking an active part in developing the research and lab necessary for the project, this is possible by investing $750,000 per annum. Why would they invest such amount if they did not think it is attainable, this is the clear logic of the situation.
The role of GSK (GlaxoSmithKline)
Without a doubt one of the biggest names in the pharmaceutical field is the GlaxoSmithKlin, their contribution is more on providing access to nearly 2 million molecules that might be used in drug development.It was also found out that 500 molecules were not able to make it through the other stages in drug development. There are many obstacles in the research one of which is time but with these computers long with these data this could be the answer to cancer and probably change the entire course of cancer research. If you are given the chance to provide preventive medications to cancer, would you rather not take the path leading to it of course any person would want to provide treatments that could help in the prevention of cancer. The effects of this research are great if it succeeds, many people can be saved, this will also allow them to be more beneficial members in the society.