The War on Cancer

An Anatomy of Failure, A Blueprint for the Future

  • Authors
  • Guy B. Faguet

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Cancer Statistics: Some Facts

  3. What Is Cancer?

  4. How Is Cancer Treated?

  5. Why Does This System Persist?

  6. Where Do We Go From Here?

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 181-227

About this book

Introduction

After reviewing the history of cancer and its impact on the population, Dr. Faguet exposes the antiquated notions that have driven cancer drug development, documents the stagnation in treatment outcomes despite major advances in cancer genomics and growing NCI budgets, and identifies the multiple factors that sustain the status quo. He shows that, contrary to frequent announcements of breakthroughs, our current cancer control model cannot eradicate most cancers and the reasons why. Significantly, this book also delineates a way forward via a shift from the discredited cell-kill approach of the past to an integrated, evidence-driven cancer control paradigm based on prevention, early diagnosis, and pharmacogenomics. The author's views are based on data published in mainstream scientific journals and other reliable references, 432 of which are cited.

Keywords

anatomy cancer computerassistierte Detektion development diagnosis genome genomics population prevention statistics therapy

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-3617-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2005
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4020-8620-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4020-3617-0
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