The Conquest of Cancer

A distant goal

  • Guy Faguet

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. An Historical Overview of the War on Cancer

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Cancer Through the Ages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Guy Faguet
      Pages 35-67
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      Pages 69-79
  4. Cancer Statistics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Guy Faguet
      Pages 83-93
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      Pages 95-97
  5. How Is Advanced Cancer Treated?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Guy Faguet
      Pages 101-128
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      Pages 129-133
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      Pages 135-141
  6. Stakeholders’ Role in the Status Quo

  7. A Paradigm Shift in Cancer Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-192
    2. Guy Faguet
      Pages 193-198
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 207-249

About this book


Based on 30 years of clinical and research experience, backed by a careful assessment of four decades of published data, Dr. Faguet documented in The War on Cancer (Springer 2005), early advances in cancer treatment and patient survival that soon stalled. Ten years later, and after an exhaustive analysis of evidence-based data available through 2013 that incorporates 755 references, he reveals the root causes of the stagnation in cancer control, including the role played by major stakeholders, and advocates a coordinated national effort, akin to the Apollo program, to unveil the causes of cancer and their mastery. In the interim, Dr. Faguet urges caregivers to manage patients according to the four ethical principles of beneficence, non-maleficence, respect for patients’ autonomy, and justice especially at the end of life.

Authors and affiliations

  • Guy Faguet
    • 1
  1. 1.Daytona Beach ShoresUSA

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