More than four ¬decades after President Nixon declared war on cancer, Vincent DeVita Jr. maintains we have not to believe “the cynics, the press, or the doubters. We are winning this war”. DeVita's long experience and practice, from a young medical student, to director of the National Cancer Institute, physician-in-chief at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and director of the Yale Cancer Center, stands at the core of his new book: The Death of Cancer (link: