andyman011 -Generally speaking there is more money to be made in long term treatment of a disease than a cure. However, these pharmaceutical companies are still competing with each other. If they can find a cure for a disease that the competition can only treat, then they have cornered the market. The competitions treatment drugs are now obsolete.TheNormal -Not a magic cure, but they know how to kill it but they'd rather suppress it. There's no money in a cure, theres tons of money from constant treatment.
People who claim Big Pharma is suppressing some kind of magic cure misunderstand what cancer is, what big pharma is and how cancer treatment works.
Cancer is you, it isn't foreign so it's incredibly difficult to treat with conventional drugs without mildly poisoning the patient. Only with the advent of cutting edge diagnostics and cutting edge genetic/immunotherapies does the chances of success increase and the side effects decrease.