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Are we close to beating cancer?

Global Public Square

“Fareed Zakaria GPS,” Sundays at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. ET.

Fareed Zakaria speaks with Ronald DePinho, president of the world’s largest cancer center, MD Anderson in Houston, about the future of cancer research, and whether a cure is within reach. This is an edited version of his interview on Global Public Square.

You believe that we are at a point where we could actually finally cure cancer?

I think we’re at a major turning point in the history of cancer medicine where we have a very deep understanding of how it comes about, and, if it is established, how to deal with it, and we have game-changing technological advances that allow us to do much better care, accurate care, of cancer patients.

What is the game-changing technology? What’s happened? You say this has happened, really, in the last five years.

Well, there have been major events. And what’s unusual…

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