Numerous groups have been promising “cures” for cancer for decades. None have panned out.
It may be possible, or it may be researchers fishing for grant funding. It doesn’t help that an entire for-profit industry has been built on “charities” offering to cure cancer, and the largest of those charities are opaque about where that money goes, actively hostile to calls for transparency, and score very low on charity watch dog groups for this and on the occasions when the fraction of their funding that makes it to research is discovered (very little). In other words, charity scams.
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. Until then, skepticism is advisable.
It’s also worth noting that the lab doing the research may not be to blame for the inflated claims. Science journalism has a credibility crisis, born of inexpert understanding and a need to sell ad space alongside their stories.
As a cancer survivor, I want effective treatments and preventative measures as much as anyone. But I also know the media preys on the hopes of survivors and their friends and families.