GORE ON CANCER: Five-Part Strategy to Rein in Disease
"[T]hrough new research and innovation, through earlier detection and better prevention, we will take the concrete steps that will cut by 700,000, over the next decade, the number of people diagnosed with cancer each year," Vice President Al Gore told an audience of medical researchers assembled yesterday at Thomas Jefferson University. The presidential contender outlined five steps toward doubling progress toward reducing cancer over the next decade: enhanced research and clinical trials, prevention, earlier detection and diagnosis, better treatment access, and "fairness" with regard to specialist access and privacy. Click here to read Gore's speech, and here to read a "fact sheet" on the proposed five-step approach (Gore2000 release, 6/28).This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.