The September 11, 2017 issue of the New Yorker magazine has the following article that looks into trends in cancer research. I found it both well written and intriguing in offering the perspective that mainstream research may be starting to consider the importance of the type of patient, or the ‘soil’, that allows a cancer to take hold. This is quite a departure from the rather exclusive focus on the disease itself that has dominated research for some time. For me, it resonates with naturopathic philosophy’s perspective that patients ‘whole’ systems and not isolated parts.
Cancer’s Invasion Equation
We can detect tumors earlier than ever before. Can we predict whether they’re going to be dangerous?