Updates to Strategic Plan

6 August 2021

We have updated our Strategic Plan to substantially reduce cancer deaths, click here.

There are three main changes. First, we propose that success in substantially reducing cancer deaths is essentially a management task, not a technological one. Second, we have broken down treatment related goals into specific tasks that can be assigned to individuals or groups. Third, the overall plan was “tightened up” and is shorter.

We have created a table listing malignant attributes associated with pancreatic adenocarcinoma, the most common type of pancreatic cancer, click here. We need to further refine this table by adding more attributes, by identifying more treatments that are at least partially effective against these attributes and by contacting individuals who might be interested in pursuing clinical studies testing therapies against these attributes.

We plan to create similar tables for lung and liver cancer, the other major aggressive malignancies. For colorectal, breast and prostate cancer, we have to separate out the specific types that are the major causes of cancer death since most cases have favorable survival. We plan to hire a research assistant to assist with these tasks.

We have met with public health experts at the State and County level to discuss reducing the cancer risk factors listed in the American Code against Cancer. Although public health agencies are currently overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we plan to work with them to discuss how to achieve the ambitious behavioral changes necessary to markedly reduce cancer deaths. We may also sponsor high school science fairs or essay contests related to cancer.

You can help:

* Follow our Curing Cancer Blog at https://natpernickshealthblog.wordpress.com/ .

* Sign up for our Curing Cancer Network monthly newsletter by clicking at
https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/onz6IND .

* Become an example to others of anti-cancer behavior. Read our American Code against Cancer at http://www.natpernick.com/AmericanCodeAgainstCancer.html, decide what steps you can take to reduce your cancer risk and spread the word through your social networks.

* Tell any medical researchers you know about our current grants at
https://www.pathologyoutlines.com/grants.html .

* Contact me with your thoughts and suggestions at Nat@PathologyOutlines.com

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