World Without Cancer The Making of a New Cure and the Real Promise of Prevention
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Description: A provocative and surprising investigation about the ways that profit, personalities, and politics obstruct real progress in the war on cancer—and one doctor’s passionate call to action for change.As a diagnostic radiologist watching patients, friends, and family suffer and die with cancer, the frustration she feels as a result, and the deep impression made by the enraged husband of one patient, Dr. Margaret Cuomo is inspired to seek out new strategies for waging a smarter war on cancer. This year, nearly 1.6 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed and more than 1,500 people will dieper day. We’ve been asked to accept the disappointing strategy to "manage cancer as a chronic disease." We’ve allowed pharmaceutical companies to position cancer drugs that extend life by justweeksand may cost $100,000 fora single courseof treatment as breakthroughs. Where is the bold leadership that will transform our system from treatment to prevention? Have we forgotten the mission of the National Cancer Act of 1971, to "conquer cancer?" Through an analysis of over 40 years of medical evidence and interviews with top cancer researchers, drug company executives, and health policy advisors, Dr. Cuomo reveals intriguing answers to these questions. She shows us how all cancer stakeholders—the pharmaceutical industry, government, physicians, and concerned Americans—can change the way we view and fight cancer in this country.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Rodale Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/2/2012
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Introduction: Pushed Against the Wall|
|Honoring a Commitment|
|The Promise and Limits of Cancer Screening|
|Cut, Poison, and Burn: A Look at Today's Treatment Options|
|What the Market will Bear|
|Paying more, Settling for Less|
|Cancer's Collateral Damage|
|Shifting the Research Approach|
|The Promise of Prevention|
|Cancer-Proofing the Environment|
|Ending the Scourge of Tobacco|
|Fighting Cancer with Nutrition and Physical Activity|
|The Power of Vitamin D|
|Can Pills Prevent Cancer?|
|On the Cutting Edge of Science|
|The Final Word: From Imagination to Transformation|
|List of Expert Interviews|