The Cancer Industry: Hype Versus Reality

An article in Scientific American by John Horgan, Director of Science Writings at the Stevens Institute of Technology, questions the tangible benefits to patients of new, and often toxic, cancer therapies.  This article focuses on the enormous gap between the grim reality of cancer medicine in the U.S. and the upbeat claims made by the cancer industry and the media.  Horgan cites many interesting and relevant studies to support his concerns, and suggests a more conservative approach to patient therapy.