Regular readers of this blog know that I have been a long-time proponent for studying the precancers. Precancers are easy to treat. Cancers are hard to treat. Treat the precancers and eliminate the cancers that would have developed. It's really simple. Unfortunately, cancer researchers spend most of their time and money trying to treat cancers, when they should be devoting more of their effort on the precancers.
Today, I went to pubmed and searched for citations related to cancer and to precancer. Here are the results. Each term is followed by the number of pubmed citations (research articles) that have the term contained in the title.
intraepithelial neoplasia 2,533
The numbers indicate that precancer receives a tiny fraction of the research effort devoted to cancer.
- Jules Berman