Original Publication Date: 25 December, 2013
Publication / Source: Future Oncology
Authors: John Power & Nathan Lawrentschuk
A generation ago, two successive US Presidents, not content with the burdens of conventional wars, went on to declare wars on the domestic front: Johnson on poverty (1964)  and Nixon on cancer (1971) . Although neither war ever came to a successful conclusion, the focus on cancer seems to have achieved rather more than that on poverty [1,3]. Why should this have been so? What lessons can we draw from experiences in these two ‘wars‘? How is this relevant to healthcare and in particular oncology going forward?