Mission Being Accomplished!
In the 38-year war on cancer, improved screening was the single most important change and one of the biggest bargains.
The source: “Are We Finally Winning the War on Cancer?” by David M. Cutler, in Journal of Economic Perspectives, Fall 2008.
America’s official 38-year war on cancer has reduced deaths from the disease dramatically. But most of its success has not come from bravura breakthroughs in treatment. More lives have been saved by relatively humdrum screening tests.