Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Could we really be saving 100,000 lives a year?

According to Vincent DeVita, of Yale Medical School, the National Cancer Institute, and former physician-in-chief of Memorial Sloan Kettering Hospital:

"There are incredibly promising [cancer] therapies out there. If used to their fullest potential for all patients, I believe we could cure an additional 100,000 patients a year."

Why aren't we? DeVita writes:

"At this date, we are not limited by the science; we are limited by our ability to make good use of the information and treatments we already have."

Who is responsible for this? According to DeVita, it's the FDA.

Read the explanation here.


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