August 6, 2021
Updates to Strategic Plan
6 August 2021
We have updated our Strategic Plan to substantially reduce cancer deaths, click here.
There are three main changes. First, we propose that success in substantially reducing
cancer deaths is essentially a management task, not a technological one. Second, we have
broken down treatment related goals into specific tasks that can be assigned to individuals or
groups. Third, the overall plan was “tightened up” and is shorter.
We have created a table listing malignant attributes associated with pancreatic
adenocarcinoma, the most common type of pancreatic cancer, click here. We need to further
refine this table by adding more attributes, by identifying more treatments that are at least
partially effective against these attributes and by contacting individuals who might be
interested in pursuing clinical studies testing therapies against these attributes.
We plan to create similar tables for lung and liver cancer, the other major aggressive
malignancies. For colorectal, breast and prostate cancer, we have to separate out the
specific types that are the major causes of cancer death since most cases have favorable
survival. We plan to hire a research assistant to assist with these tasks.
We have met with public health experts at the State and County level to discuss reducing the
cancer risk factors listed in the American Code against Cancer. Although public health
agencies are currently overwhelmed by the COVID-19 pandemic, we plan to work with them
to discuss how to achieve the ambitious behavioral changes necessary to markedly reduce
cancer deaths. We may also sponsor high school science fairs or essay contests related to
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