The Fight Against Cancer Enters a New Phase

Breakthrough treatments hold promise for patients and investors.

Dr. Monica Bertagnolli (3-L) speaks as Dr. Alan Ashworth (L), Dr. Paola Bentancur (2-), First Lady Dr. Jill Biden (C), medical student Kami Pullakhandam (2-R), and Dr. Rita Mukhtar (R) look on at the University of California, San Francisco Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center in San Francisco, California, USA, 07 October 2022. As part of the Biden Administration’s Cancer Moonshot and to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month, First Lady Jill Biden visits to highlight advances in breast cancer research and programs that support breast cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers.
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There’s been lots of progress in fighting cancer. Mortality rates are down 33% since 1991. Patients who once had to endure a “sledgehammer” approach can now access more and better forms of care. But the medical world still has work to do. 

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Matthew Housiaux
Reporter, The Kiplinger Letter
Housiaux covers the White House and state and local government for The Kiplinger Letter. Before joining Kiplinger in June 2016, he lived in Sioux Falls, SD, where he was the forum editor of Augustana University's student newspaper, the Mirror. He also contributed stories to the Borgen Project, a Seattle-based nonprofit focused on raising awareness of global poverty. He earned a B.A. in history and journalism from Augustana University.