A provocative and surprising investigation into the ways that profit, personalities, and politics obstruct real progress in the war on cancerand one doctors passionate call to action As a diagnostic radiologist who has watched patients, friends, and family suffer with and die from cancerand who was deeply affected by the enraged husband of one particular patientDr. Margaret I. Cuomo has been inspired to seek out new strategies for waging a smarter war on cancer. About 1.6 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed a year, and more than 1,500 people die each day. Weve been asked to accept the disappointing strategy to manage cancer as a chronic disease. Weve allowed pharmaceutical companies to position as breakthroughs cancer drugs that extend life by mere weeks and may cost $100,000 for a single course of treatment. Where is the bold leadership that will transform our system from treatment to prevention? Have we forgotten the mission of the National Cancer Act of 1971 to conquer cancer? Through an analysis of more than forty years of medical evidence and interviews with the top cancer researchers, drug company executives, and health policy advisers, Dr. Cuomo reveals the intriguing answers to these questions. She shows us how all cancer stakeholdersthe pharmaceutical industry, the government, physicians, and concerned citizenscan change the way we view and fight cancer in this country.