David Agus, MD

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[BLANK} I have been curious from an early age, what makes me curious really for last two decade, I see death unfortunately every week. I see people dying of cancer, I look into their eyes and they tell me, do you have any more drugs or something else to give me, and the answer is no, and that makes me curious because that curiosity is going to be the only thing that's I can do to help them improve their condition which is strive for new way to treat these diseases and stripe a new way of thinking about these diseases.

We need to learn from our experience we need to learn from other fields, we're not looking at these events like an engineer world like a mathematician or a physicist would, and I want people to think like that you know galleria would go every night I can not the stars in the sky, and after four months I can tell you where every star was in the sky he did even know what a star was, so my feel has been the last 50 years try to understand individual cancer is on every little thing about it, our job is to control her it's a different parameter control it doesn't necessity understanding here is 40 years since Nikson declared a war in cancer we've sequence the human geno we've sequence the cancer geno, we've learned a tremendous amount put about cancer we're not that much better in general or treating cancer there are little winds here and there and hopefully they put 10 for better out come in the future, but what we need to do now is take that base fundamental understanding then do things differently, but we don't need to target cancer self per say we can target the body our complex system and make it cancer does not like to grow to me cancer is a verb you are cancering and I do not want to take you from that verb state cancering to a health state, I do not necessarily want to shrink the cancer because that mean I make to live longer or better?

My job is to make people live better and longer, and even if they succumb to a disease if I have helped them live better and a quality life, I have done a good job it is what makes me feel good, but the same time it is difficult, but the hope is I can make a difference, and I see what is happening I see the pipeline of the pharmaceutical companies I see the technology is coming down the road and I have hope and that hope is what drives in your arms.

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