• Question: Would you rather figure out how to cure cancer or save the whole of the UK from a freak tsunami (not sure how but you could)?

    Asked by grace151997 to Jack on 21 Mar 2012.
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      Jack Snape answered on 21 Mar 2012:

      Thats a very hard question!

      Cancer kills about 150 thousand people a year in the UK and about 6 million in the world

      The UK has a population of 60 million… I assume not all of them would die, maybe about 20-30%. So in less than 5 years you would save more lives in the world than from the tsunami.

      If I could do both I would 🙂 But I think a cancer cure will save more lives over time… very tricky question! 🙂