John Mendelsohn, president of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, released a 10-point plan to reduce the incidence of cancer and prevent its recurrence at a Newsmaker program on Feb. 17.
He noted that nearly 40 percent of Americans will develop cancer during their lifetime. While cancer survival rates in the United States have doubled over the past 50 years and death rates have fallen, cancer still accounts for one in every five deaths among Americans, according to the National Institutes of Health.
Highlights of the plan are: