The War On Cancer By Clinton Leaf Analysis

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The War on Cancer; A Comprehensive Reiteration and Nuance into a Resolution Summary: Author Clinton Leaf discusses the validity of the argument that as a nation we are losing the war on cancer. Leaf lives as a survivor of Hodgkin’s disease, an informed crusader and valuable entity into guiding the battle into a new direction. Leaf explains that the true purpose that the war on cancer was brought about by Nixon in 1971, and has been seriously diluted by the need for a “here and now” cure. Leaf also explains that billions of dollars of federal and state funding are used on near pointless experiments and trials including the myriad of clinical trials for drugs using mice. Leaf proves his point by showing that results in shrinking tumors does…show more content…
He names different administrations as the culprit for blocking progress into finding more effective ways to treat cancer. It can be shown that he pursued information, gave countless interviews, researched heavily and was willing to delve into the darker side of why this war has been thwarted by the very ones funding it. Leaf is not only credible, but intelligent enough to show those who are not informed why exactly this is moving at such a snail like pace. What makes Leaf’s article so different is that he is no M.D, no genetics physiologist, and has no degree in the area of cell anatomy. This gives an insight into someone who is breathing today because of medical advancements in Hodgkin’s disease. This would seem ascenine that a survivor would downsize and critique what allowed him to carry on with his life. When he wrote the article he had keen and optimistic results into what may happen in the future once the wool is taken from the eyes of those who deny valid approaches to a cure. Also, his purpose was to show that heart disease will fall second to cancers in annual deaths in less than a decade if nothing is done to further research. America and the entire world in general have been able to recognize a problem and make monumental gains in a solution. We would think that over the past thirty seven years that we are close to stopping cancer cell mutations. This statement could not be any farther from the truth because as a society we idolize quick fixes. As Americans we demand to see the billions of dollars of taxpayers’ money reap a quick and acceptable solution. Leaf shows that because we think this way that we are not paying attention to the big picture that as long as the NCI is expected speedy results we will and cannot win the war on cancer. Leaf also reveals that instead of being patient the FDA approves dozens of drugs that have little efficacy and only shrink tumors. Cancerous tumors can

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