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Biomedical Sciences - Cancer Research | The Conquest of Cancer - A distant goal

The Conquest of Cancer

A distant goal

Faguet, Guy

2015, XV, 249 p. 26 illus., 7 illus. in color.

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  • Author published 5 previous books on cancer and health policy
  • Content is based on the author's 30 years of clinical and research cancer experience complemented by an exhaustive review of available data published through 2013
  • Includes a review of the history of cancer through the ages and of the evolution of cancer drugs from mustard gas leading to cytotoxic drugs through the new targeted therapeutics exposing their ineffectiveness
  • Describes stakeholders role in the status quo and proposes an Apollo program-like coordinated national effort to break the impasse

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.

Content Level » Research

Related subjects » Cancer Research - Human Genetics - Medicine - Molecular Medicine - Oncology & Hematology

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