What Does the Future Hold for Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment?
John Seffrin, President of the International Union Against Cancer, and Newsweek columnist Jonathan Alter discuss the current state of cancer and cancer research, and the public policies behind it all.
Jonathan Alter is a senior editor at Newsweek, where since 1991 he has written an acclaimed column on politics, history, media, and society at large.
He is also an analyst and contributing correspondent for NBC News. He lives in Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife and three children.
John R. Seffrin
John Seffrin, Ph.D. has been chief executive officer of the American Cancer Society since 1992. Under his leadership, the Society has become the world’s largest voluntary health organization fighting cancer, with a billion dollars in resources to save lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. He spearheaded the creation of the Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action NetworkSM, of which he is also the chief executive officer.
He currently serves on the White House Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health, as well as the Advisory Committee to the Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a Secretary-level appointment.
American Cancer Society CEO John R. Seffrin, Ph.D. discusses hopeful developments in the fight against cancer and compares the meaning of a cancer diagnosis a generation ago to the same situation today.