Can the War on Cancer Be Won? A Surprising Answer

September 16, 2014 4:20 PM

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Can the War on Cancer Be Won? A Surprising Answer

The "War on Cancer" might finally be making good progress -- certainly more progress than most of the wars around the world today. We are making real strides in terms of learning about the causes of cancer, the risks and benefits of various tests used to screen for cancer, and new possibilities for how to cure it.

We're falling short, however, on communicating what we know to patients and their family members. Better communication about treatment options will help millions of people avoid ever developing cancer, and also prevent unnecessarily radical and harmful treatments for those who are diagnosed with can...

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