jdreyer wrote on May 2, 2018, 16:18:Beamer wrote on May 2, 2018, 09:41:
Whoever comes up with a cure for cancer will get a Nobel Prize, and the company that does it will become instantly beloved and see their stock price make a huge jump.
"There isn't a monetary incentive" is a dumb, dumb response. This would be the biggest medical breakthrough since penicillin. The researchers names, and probably the CEO who enables it these days, would be known to history forever.
There's a vaccine now for HPV, which causes several types of cancer. I don't know if the company did it on its own, or was given a grant.
Edit: I see you mentioned that up thread.