Changing Strategies in the War on Cancer
Series Premiered August 2016.
The story of human disease and our response in finding a cure for some of the most dreaded diseases, including cancer and hematological malignancies, is one of human ingenuity, resilience, and perseverance. And while we have been successful in the prevention and treatment of some diseases, cancer remains a dreaded disease. Before the signing of the National Cancer Act of 1971, the chances of dying from cancer were rising rapidly. In the United States, the cancer death rate had climbed to 199 out of every 100,000 people in 1971, from 79 out of 100,000 in 1900.
The National Cancer Act of 1971 helped to turn around this trend, making the War on Cancer a national priority, vastly increase the amount of funding available for research. Funding became available for basic science and research, improving our understanding of the biology of cancer.
From the mid 1970's until today, the National Cancer Act of 1971 helped in new discoveries and developments, including the development of new screening and diagnostic tools, better surgical and radiation techniques, and novel, more effective and targeted therapies. Ongoing research also helped in identifying cancer risks, including obesity, exposure to sun and smoking.
In turn, our increased knowledge and understanding helped changed the way we treat cancer and hematological malignancies today.
With interviews with key opinion leaders and leading experts, Changing Strategies in the War on Cancer investigates and examines the development of new approaches in diagnosing and treating cancer as well as the complexity in developing and manufacturing novel and innovative drugs.
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