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

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

by Margaret I. Cuomo
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A World Without Cancer: The Making of a New Cure and the Real Promise of Prevention by Margaret I. Cuomo

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781623361594
Publisher: Rodale Press, Inc.
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 281,525
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Pushed Against the Wall vii

Chapter 1 Honoring a Commitment 1

Chapter 2 Understanding Cancer 20

Chapter 3 The Promise and Limits of Cancer Screening 36

Chapter 4 Cut, Poison, and Burn: A Look at Today's Treatment Options 56

Chapter 5 What the Market Will Bear 80

Chapter 6 Paying More, Settling for Less 96

Chapter 7 Cancer's Collateral Damage 112

Chapter 8 Shifting the Research Approach 126

Chapter 9 The Promise of Prevention 150

Chapter 10 Cancer-Proofing the Environment 167

Chapter 11 Ending the Scourge of Tobacco 180

Chapter 12 Fighting Cancer with Nutrition and Physical Activity 193

Chapter 13 The Power of Vitamin D 211

Chapter 14 Can Pills Prevent Cancer? 222

Chapter 15 On the Cutting Edge of Science 228

The Final Word: From Imagination to Transformation 244

Notes 249

List of Expert Interviews 272

Acknowledgments 276

Index 280

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A World without Cancer: The Making of a New Cure and the Real Promise of Prevention 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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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.