Phillip Minton M.D.

Scientific Luminary Speaks Out Against Cancer Establishments

In cancer on January 9, 2013 at 12:46 pm

Many open-minded experts are concerned about our lack of progress on cancer. The co-discoverer of the DNA double helix is the most recent voice to be heard voicing his opinion that there are serious flaws in our efforts to find ways of curing cancer. An insightful article about his comments contains this salient quote: “There is wide agreement, however, that current approaches are not yielding the progress they promised. Much of the decline in cancer mortality in the United States, for instance, reflects the fact that fewer people are smoking, not the benefits of clever new therapies.”

As a physician, I agree. The cancer establishment is spending its vast resources in ways that are not as productive as they could be,and are failing to investigate innovative new ideas in oncology science and cancer therapy. The funders of cancer research need to break up the current “cancer establishments” and broaden the scope of research to include promising ideas that are for now thought of as being outside of the normal envelope.


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