Several friends and acquaintances have recently died from cancer. The chemo treatments are crude and destroy quality of life. Furthermore, chemo treatments depend on the efficacy of antibiotics for protection while one's immune system is compromised.
We have to do better.
Who is developing the "personalized medicine" processes? It seems like there should be a way to look at the DNA of a cancer and reprogram it to settle down or go away.
My expertise is in systems engineering and software development - not in the biological sciences. I am just retired, so I don't need reimbursement. How can I contribute to improving this situation?
I suspect the answers depend on more fundamental research, that is why my question is: How can I contribute on a volunteer basis to cancer research?
Update: I plan to upgrade from a 2006 MacBook Pro to something that can run BOINC problems a bit quicker. Rosetta@home seems like a reasonable target.
I have found Rosalind - a site for exploring bioinformatics. The next step for me is to ask friends who might have contacts in academia. Thanks for looking!