The Battle Against Cancer

Re "The Conspiracy to End Cancer" [April 1]: While the article adeptly describes new developments in the analysis of cancer tissues, the cover page is an unhappy oversimplification. The sentence "Yes, it's now possible to cure cancer — thanks to new cancer dream teams" is a source of great concern to oncologists like me. Cancer patients are very alert to the media when their central theme is at stake, and they will interpret the cover to imply that if your oncologist is part of a "dream team," you will be cured. Any oncologist not able to reduce mortality will...

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