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The Conquest of Cancer

A distant goal

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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.


Titel: The Conquest of Cancer
Autoren/Herausgeber: Guy Faguet
Ausgabe: 2015

ISBN/EAN: 9789401791649

Seitenzahl: 249
Format: 23,5 x 15,5 cm
Produktform: Hardcover/Gebunden
Gewicht: 584 g
Sprache: Englisch

Dr. Faguet retired from the Medical College of Georgia (now Georgia Regents University) after a 30-year academic career that included clinical and bench research funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Veterans Affairs, respectively. He was a member of numerous scientific societies, a consultant for the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Science Foundation and the American Cancer Society and a reviewer for several prestigious scientific journals. He authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and seven book chapters and edited two books: Hematologic Malignancies (The Humana Press, 2000) & Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (The Humana Press, 2003). Since retiring, Dr. Faguet has authored three books on Public and Health Policy: The War on Cancer (Springer, 2005), Pain Control and Drug Policy (Praeger, 2010) and The Affordable Care Act (Algora, 2013). For more biographical data please visit: www.faguet.net

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