We are living in the lucky days of cancer research. Two revolutions in cancer therapy — one successfully tested by President Jimmy Carter — are giving patients of all kinds a new hope.
We are living in the lucky days of cancer research. Two revolutions in cancer therapy — one successfully tested by President Jimmy Carter — are giving patients of all kinds a new hope. One of the world's leading medical researchers, Dr. David Agus, discusses the many ways our understanding of cancer is changing. From immunotherapy, which remove cancer cells' "don't eat me" signal, to personalized therapy (the kind tested on President Carter), we are conceptualizing cancer in fundamentally new ways.
A little-known scientific experiment, in which researchers reversed the aging process in rodents, was recently repeated by three major medical institutions. The results will make you think very differently about aging.
A little-known scientific experiment, in which researchers reversed the aging process in rodents, was recently repeated by three major medical institutions: Harvard; Stanford; and the University of California, San Francisco. The results confirm that it is possible to manipulate the aging process, allowing us to maintain a higher quality of life for longer.
David B. Agus, MD, author of the New York Times and international bestsellers The End of Illness and A Short Guide to a Long Life, is a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California and heads USC’s Westside Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. He is one of the world’s leading cancer doctors and pioneering biomedical researchers, and is a CBS News contributor. His newest book is THE LUCKY YEARS: How to Thrive in the Brave New World of Health.
Over the past twenty years, he has received acclaim for his innovations in medicine and contributions to new technologies, which continue to change the perception of health and empower people around the world to maintain healthy lives, longer. Dr. Agus has built a reputation for his unique way of viewing the body’s relationship to health and disease. He explains, “Sometimes you have to go to war to understand peace. My work in the cancer war has taught me a lot about all things health-related, much of which goes against conventional wisdom.” An international leader in new technologies and approaches for personalized healthcare, he cofounded two revolutionary companies in personalized medicine: Navigenics and Applied Proteomics.