The death of cancer? Part 2: the War on Cancer and the politics of drug access
In a special, three-part essay, ICR Chief Executive Professor Paul Workman reflects on five decades of advances in cancer treatment – inspired by The Death of Cancer, an account by the clinical research pioneer Vincent DeVita. In part one, Professor Workman discussed the early days of chemotherapy, including the first cures of blood cancers using combinations of chemo drugs. Here in part two, he explores the huge political repercussions of those early breakthroughs in treatment.