However, cardiovascular prevention and, fundamentally, weight control (key to avoiding high blood pressure and diabetes) and physical exercise, remains a key challenge for the present and the future.
On the other hand, as we better control the heart and the population lives longer, the incidence of cancer increases. However, cancer research with immunotherapy, precision biomarker-based medicine, and epigenetics are starting a new era that will allow cancer to be cured or converted into a chronic disease.
In short, with healthy habits, new technologies, and advances in biological drugs, we can make cardiovascular diseases and cancer become a travel companion instead of the end of the trip. We have not yet won the war, but in recent years they have won some important battles in the name of science and research.
The outlook for the future is very promising. The academic world, the biomedical industry and society are increasingly joining forces to join forces to ensure that future generations can live longer and better.
Professor Antoni Bayés: MD, PhD, FESC, FHFA. Heart Institute Director. Germans Trias i Pujol University Hospital. Professor, Department of Medicine, Autonomous University of Barcelona.