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Rethinking Cancer: We Think Too Narrowly

PATIENTS, FRIENDS, AND FAMILY OFTEN ASK IF WE WILL SOLVE THE CANCER problem soon. My answer is clear: No. We seem trapped in a reductionist mentality — We will solve cancer with targeted therapy, innovative chemotherapy, or gene therapy.

But this reductionist approach does not address the Darwinian aspects of cancer cell development nor how cancer interacts with its microenvironment.

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Michael Hunter, MD

Michael Hunter, MD

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I have degrees from Harvard, Yale, and Penn. I am a radiation oncologist in the Seattle area. You may find me regularly posting at www.newcancerinfo.com