Dear The Institute of Cancer Research,
I am writing to you to see if you do have a cure for Squamous cell cancer.
Dear Mr de-Laat,
Thank you for your email to The Institute of Cancer Research, London, requesting information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Please find our response below:
The Institute of Cancer Research, London, is one of the world's most influential cancer research organisations with a track record of achievement dating back more than a hundred years. Our research has contributed to advances in cancer treatment which have benefited numerous patients around the world.
Cancer research has been very successful at driving up survival rates. In England and Wales, the proportion of patients surviving cancer has doubled since the 1970s, while more recently median cancer survival has increased from five years to 10 years over less than a decade. But many cancers, including adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the lung, remain challenging to treat, especially when they have spread from the initial tumour site.
The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) will continue to carry out world-leading research into many different types of cancer, and to make these findings publicly available so they can contribute as quickly and effectively as possible to advances in treatment. We have not yet found cures for adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma of the lung. We now know that cancers tend to be genetically diverse and adapt and evolve dynamically, so we would expect them to be eventually defeated through a wide variety of different treatments or treatment combinations, rather than by a single, catch-all cure.
I trust this satisfies your request.
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