Curing Cancer Essays

Curing cancer – Adult versus childhood cancer

29 April 2022 I have revised “Curing cancer – Adult versus childhood cancer’, see link This brief article compares cancer in adults to cancer in children and adolescents focusing on numbers of deaths, clinical (microscopic) types, survival…

Curing Cancer – reductionism versus complexity

12 April 2022  I have updated my article: Curing cancer – Reductionism versus complexity. It begins:In 1971, President Richard M. Nixon announced the beginning of the “war on cancer” in the United States. Fifty years later, despite…

Pancreatic cancer update

8 September 2021 This essay summarizes current knowledge about pancreatic cancer and recent updates to our pancreatic cancer treatment targets (1). Pancreatic cancer is currently the #3 cause of US cancer deaths, after lung and colorectal cancer,…

Letter to President Biden

10 August 2021 Dear President Biden, I am a pathologist who developed PathologyOutlines.com, a free online pathology textbook used regularly by pathologists worldwide. Consistent with your goal of ending cancer as we know it, I have developed…

Updates to Strategic Plan

6 August 2021 We have updated our Strategic Plan to substantially reduce cancer deaths, click here. The current version is here. There are three main changes. First, we propose that success in substantially reducing cancer deaths is…

Letter to President Joe Biden, July 2021

I emailed this letter earlier this month – to date, there has been no response: Dear President Biden, Please identify who I should talk to concerning your goal of “ending cancer as we know it”. To be…

New ideas about cancer

4 July 2021 This essay lists my new or “not generally accepted” ideas about cancer: How cancer arises 1. Complexity science is more important than reductionism. We cannot understand cancer through reductionist thinking, which states that life…

What should our national cancer goals be?

26 May 2021 What are reasonable goals regarding cancer in the United States? First, let’s discuss what is not reasonable. Conquering cancer does not mean attaining “a world without cancer” (American Cancer Society Mission Statement, accessed 12May21).…

Let’s cure cancer together

Revised 28 April 2021 It’s time to implement a strategic plan to cure cancer. The era of modern cancer treatment began in 1948, when Dr. Sidney Farber, a Boston pathologist, published a landmark study reporting that chemotherapy…

Curing Cancer – How you can help

Last revised 16 June 2021 Our strategic plan is to reduce US cancer deaths from the current 600,000 per year to 100,000 per year by 2030. It has been 50 years since the war on cancer was…

Curing Cancer – The American Code Against Cancer

15 April 2021 Click here for the most recent version. The American Code Against Cancer focuses on actions that individuals can take to help prevent cancer. Successful cancer prevention also requires supportive governmental policies and actions. Following these…

New grant offering – 15Feb21

I am accepting applications for a single, nonrenewable grant of up to $10,000 for a research study of possible intermediate states for glioblastoma detectable by molecular methods. Click here (PDF download) for details.