A World Without Cancer: The Making of a New Cure and the Real Promise of Prevention

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This year, nearly 1.6 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed and more than 1,500 people will die per 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 just weeks and may cost $100,000 for a single course of treatment as breakthroughs. Why have we been able to cure and prevent other killer diseases but not most cancers? Where is the bold government leadership that will ...

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Overview

This year, nearly 1.6 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed and more than 1,500 people will die per 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 just weeks and may cost $100,000 for a single course of treatment as breakthroughs. Why have we been able to cure and prevent other killer diseases but not most cancers? Where is the bold government 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 cancer doctors, researchers, drug company executives, and health policy advisors, Dr. Cuomo reveals frank and intriguing answers to these questions. In A World without Cancer: The Making of a New Cure and the Real Promise of Prevention, 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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“A grippingly insightful game plan to eradicate cancer . . . we need to hear and heed Dr. Cuomo’s advice.”—Mehmet Oz, MD

“Dr. Cuomo challenges us to think in new ways about making disease prevention a national priority.”—David A. Kessler MD, former FDA commissioner and author of The End of Overeating

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781623361594
  • Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2013
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 321,837
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

MARGARET I. CUOMO, MD, is a board-certified radiologist. She is the daughter of former New York governor Mario Cuomo and Mrs. Matilda Cuomo, and sister to Governor Andrew Cuomo and ABC’s Chris Cuomo. She resides in New York.

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  • Posted November 27, 2012

    Well worth the effort to read.

    The whole idea that it is time to re-think the process of moving toward to a world without cancer or at the minimum one in which it is not the great boogie man is long over do. It really is time to re-think how we approach the medical applications in Cancer treatment and research. A well presented exposition of the problems of the modern approach.

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