Reconsidering the War On Cancer

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Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act in 1971, and since then, we’ve been waging a “war on cancer.” For almost 42 years, we have dedicated billions of research dollars to gleaning insights into the biochemical labyrinth of cancer treatment. Or, to state the situation more correctly, we have been waging war on cancers with […]

Longer Lives: But At What Cost?

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A major front on the war on cancer has been development of life-extending pharmaceuticals.  In the four years since my prostate cancer diagnosis, new drugs such as Zytiga and Xtandi have been released, each extending the life an end stage cancer patient an average of four to six months. And others–such as Alpharadin–are quickly moving toward […]