In a recent publication in the JCO,
” The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Identifies Five Key Opportunities
to Improve Care and Reduce Costs.”
J Clin Oncol. Published online April 3, 2012
It specifies five cancer practices that ought to be forbidden.
ASCO still fails to realize that for most patients cancer is an incurable chronic disease.

When cancer is diagnosed it may be curable. However when it recurs cancer turned into a  chronic and incurable disease and requires palliative treatment.

Palliation provides (gentle) means to induce dormancy.
Palliation is the preferred therapy of chronic cancer.