59 ◄ Previous Page Home Chapter Index Next Page ► Chapter 5 Cancer - a Rational Understanding For many decades, articles in the printed media have spoken of impending breakthroughs in the treatment of cancer. Yet, sadly, no significant breakthrough has yet materialized. In fact, the situation is only becoming more and more serious with the passage of time. In the past 10 years alone, during which the American Cancer Society has collected more than $1 billion from the American public, and the cancer industry has collected $10 billion each year, deaths from cancer climbed 12 percent. xxiii The above statement was published some years ago - yet little has changed since then - except perhaps that more money is now being raised for cancer research than ever before - but to little avail. Clearly, and generally speaking, mainstream science is not winning in this battle – for it can only really be won by eliminating the root causes of cancer.