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Forty Year War

The ”War on Cancer” was officially declared by President Richard Nixon on December 23, 1971. So how is the “search for the cure” going some forty plus years later? Not so well, actually. Cancer still kills over half a million Americans annually. In lieu of actually curing the disease, researchers have had to retreat to the position of redefining the word “cure”. In cancer speak, a cure represents a 5-year survival after diagnosis in human medicine, and a 1-year survival after diagnosis in veterinary medicine. Despite researchers best efforts, cancer is likely to retain its seat on the throne for some time to come as the most feared and dreaded disease of the modern world.

The conventional treatment of cancer has not changed a great deal over the past few decades. It still relies heavily on surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Of the three, surgery offers the only hope for a complete cure, assuming that the entire cancerous mass can be removed before it has spread to other parts of the body. Chemotherapy and radiation are considered palliative therapy. Palliative therapy in human medicine focuses more on length of life, while palliative therapy in veterinary medicine focuses more on quality of life.

The good news is that new pharmaceuticals have been introduced recently in both human and veterinary medicine that disrupt the cancer’s ability to communicate with itself. Oncologists (cancer specialists) believe these new drugs will help them treat a variety of cancers more effectively.

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