Cancer-Gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War

July 25, 2005

In 1971, Richard Nixon declared war on cancer, but Dr. Samuel Epstein says we have been losing the battle ever since. He says we have made two basic mistakes: we have spent most of our resources on treating cancer once it strikes and have almost ignored prevention. Today on Focus, we'll talk with Dr. Epstein about the future of this medical struggle and his book Cancer-Gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War.

Guest: Samuel S. Epstein, M.D. (Professor Emeritus of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Illinois in Chicago; author of Cancer-Gate: How to Win the Losing Cancer War)