Doctor Wants To Make Cancer Surgery Obsolete Through Immunotherapy
Dr. Steve Rosenberg talks about how immunotherapy — using the body's own immune system to fight — could be the best way to fight cancer.
The San Francisco Business Times:
Is This The Next Big Thing In Cancer Treatment? Watch And Find Out
Dr. Steve Rosenberg is a well-known cancer surgeon -- he is known enough to be the cancer surgeon for former Presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan. But, while surgery has been his calling card of sorts, his true passion is finding a way to make surgery obsolete when it comes to treating cancer. (Johnston, 4/19)
In other news, cancer advocacy groups come out swinging for "moonshot" resources —
Windfall For Cancer Research Sets Off A Scramble For Clout
With the Obama administration swinging behind Biden’s “moonshot” effort, and with the National Institutes of Health looking to build on its biggest funding increase in 12 years, cancer advocacy organizations see a window of opportunity to gain additional funding and attention for their respective causes. But if the history of cancer politics in Washington is any guide, the competition will be intense. There are more than 75 cancer advocacy groups that try to make their case in Washington, and while they may share broad goals, scarce resources have long engendered competition among them, fueling tension that is only likely to intensify with more money at stake. (Nather and Kaplan, 4/19)