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  • TED Talk: A new strategy in the war on cancer

    TED Talk: A new strategy in the war on cancer

    This AMAZING TED Talk by Dr. David Agus is just another example of great people making strides in cancer research and prevention.  It truly provides hope to all of us that a cure is attainable in our lifetime. Please take the time to watch this and leave your comments below. Also, please share this with others, as it is without a doubt an "Idea worth Spreading".

    Traditionally, David Agus explains, cancer treatments have had a short-sighted focus on the offending individual cells. He suggests a new, cross-disciplinary approach, using atypical drugs, computer modeling and protein analysis to treat and analyze the whole body.

    More about the Author: David Agus

    David Agus is a medical doctor and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Southern California. However, he is also the founder of a couple of game-changing medical initiatives. In 2006, he co-founded Navigenics with Dietrich Stephan, Ph.D., to form a company that would provide people with their individual genetic information, allowing them to act on any predispositions to disease that they might have and prevent onset. He also founded which was the largest cancer Internet resource and community.

    Dr. Agus’ research is focused on the application of proteomics and genomics in the study of cancer, as well as developing new therapeutic treatments for cancer. He serves as Director of the USC Center for Applied Molecular Medicine and the USC Westside Prostate Cancer Center. Agus is also the recipient of several honors and awards, including the American Cancer Society Physician Research Award, a Clinical Scholar Award from the Sloan-Kettering Institute and the International Myeloma Foundation Visionary Science Award.

    "I believe in educating the next generation about science and medicine. We need new human capital to fight disease."

    Dr. David Agus