Why We’re Losing the War (On Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, and Cancer)
Dr. Jason Fung

Yes there is more cancer around than ever before if you look at the simple totals, but the population of old people, including very old people, is much higher than ever before.

What you need to show is the % rate of incidence in each age group is higher than ever. This is nowhere near as dramatic as your simple chart of total cases. (see: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/incidence/age#heading-Three where it is noted that for most cancer types, rising incidence trends largely reflect changing prevalence of risk factors and improvements in diagnosis and data recording.

But also, your argument over ‘losing the war’ requires you to show that for every cancer diagnosis the number of years before death is fewer or no greater than it was for every similar diagnosis in the past — which it most certainly is not! (see: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/survival/all-cancers-combined)

Looking solely at the drug approvals gives a shallow view of cancer treatment advances.