For decades, battles have been fought in the war on cancer. Soon, the war could and should be over. Vincent DeVita is a pioneer oncologist and former director of the National Cancer Institute. Writing with his journalist daughter Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn, he explains in plain language the “hallmarks” of cancer cells and outlines what kind of cancer research would be necessary – if only government laws allowed it. getAbstract recommends this expert yet accessible article to cancer patients and would like to put this plea for a new cancer act into the hands of those in charge.
In this summary, you will learn
- How far cancer research has come in the past 50 years,
- How cancer cells develop and how treatment targets them, and
- Why outdated regulations prevent cancer’s eradication.
About the Authors
Vincent DeVita is a professor at Yale and the former director of the National Cancer Institute. His daughter Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn is a science journalist.