A: Critical Perspectives
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Overview In this segment Dr. Freireich stresses that cancer will only be cured by funding clinical research into cures for cancer and offers his personal belief that the population at large understands this. (He uses the example of AIDS activists, who were successfully organized and lobbied for effective treatments.) He talks about the role of the FDA, which he sees curtailing physicians’ ability to make progress by restricting the use of experimental drugs in dying patients. He sums up the affect of...