40 year war on cancer is a stalemate

I regret to report that very little progress has been made in curing cancer since Nixon declared a “war on cancer” over 40 years ago.  Unfortunately, in spite of all the talent and billions of dollars spent since the 1950’s, we are pretty much where we started.  The New York Times has started a series of articles on this issue.

Although lifestyle factors are no guarantee of avoiding cancer, seems to me that they provide our best chance for prevention and better survival rates.

Here is a link to the first article in the NYT series and a few excerpts: when you link to the original article, be sure to click on the  graphics link on the left

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/24/health/policy/24cancer.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

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Doctor quote in cancer article nyt

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