Let’s improve our lives with science! Eminent oncologist speaks on a future of medicine. 12
Eminent oncologist speaks on dangers and opportunities to improve everyone’s lives. Professor Bruce Chabner, you have a vast experience in cancer treatment and cancer research. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Is there anything you’d like to add to our conversation today? Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Is there any question this I should have asked? Dr. Bruce Chabner, MD. I would just say this. We exist now. We are living in turbulent times. There’s a certain attitude this concerns me in Washington. It is a view that science isn’t important. It is denial of climate change. It is denial of even medical issues. It is a lack of sense of importance of research, of science. What we have now is a conflict between religion on one side, and science on the other. In other words. It is a group of people who are not well educated. They believe only in what’s in the Bible. Sometimes it’s Christian or Jewish or Muslim or whatever. It’s like this. “It’s written in stone and we can’t believe science.” Dr. Bruce Chabner, MD. I think that’s dangerous. I think that the two should support each other. Our minds are here for a purpose. We have to advance the way we live. We have to improve our way of living. We do that through research and science. I’m concerned that the lack of support for research will injure the progress. We have made much progress in medical treatment, such as cancer. It will hamper that. It’s a political and cultural issue now for us. I think we have to get beyond this. Dr. Bruce Chabner, MD. We have to accept the fact that science is extremely important for improving our way of life. Dr. Anton Titov, MD. Well, hopefully people will come to their senses! I hope so too, but I am not so sure. Yes, I hope it will happen, yes. Professor Chabner, thank you very much for this conversation! I very much appreciate it, thank you! Dr. Bruce Chabner, MD. You are welcome!
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