American Cancer Society

The promise of President Obama to conquer cancer in our time is a great goal, but one of the main United States cancer experts not sure that would make use of the word cure. The idea ask the cure does not scare me because I do not believe to be realistic in some types of cancer, said Dr. Otis Brawley, medical director of the American Cancer Society. But I like the general idea, and I’m very happy for the attention to health. First Obama budget proposal includes $6 billion for the cancer by the national institutes of health research. That’s above the $10 additional billion provided by the stimulus package for 2009 and 2010. However, some cancer specialists say that instead of finding a cure for cancer, a scenario more realistically is that certain types of cancer that are today mortals move in the area of chronic diseases. By chronic disease, doctors Express: our way of thinking of diabetes or heart disease as chronic diseases, where people could live in peaceful coexistence with cancer, compared with cancer seeking for further progress, said Brawley. Dr. Tony Reid, an oncologist and director of clinical trials at the cancer center of the University of California, San Diego Moores, shares this opinion. He sees the long-term management of certain types of cancer as a chronic disease as a first intermediate step, as researchers work for cures. For smoking, obesity and environmental risk prevention efforts, are also important components of a cure for cancer, Dr. Andreas Ullrich, medical director at the cancer control at the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland. The time you really need to cure cancer is unknown, but the Obama initiative is encouraging, he said. For other opinions and approaches, find out what Robert Rimberg has to say. We need this hope, said Ullrich. We need to invest in our efforts in research, basic research, and also in the social sciences to understand why people behave in a risky way, and how to avoid that you people are exposed to risk of cancer, he said.