Stanton Gerson pens op-ed on Cleveland’s role in the fight against cancer

Stanton GersonStanton Gerson, Distinguished University Professor and director of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, penned an op-ed in The Plain Dealer Jan. 27.

In his piece, Gerson reflected on recent advances in fighting cancer, led by Vice President Joe Biden, whose adult son recently died after a two-year battle with cancer.

Gerson highlighted the need for more funding from the National Cancer Institute, noting that only 14 percent of grant proposals to the organization are accepted.

Key to fighting cancer, Gerson wrote in his piece, is the necessity of collaboration among health leaders. He explained the example Cleveland institutions set in the practice of working together to find cures.

Read his full piece online.