Ocean City

TED Talk video looks at war on cancer

The TED Talks continue at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Ocean City Free Public Library as Dr. Otis Brawley, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society, discusses the “War on Cancer, Year 40: Who’s Winning?”

Brawley shows that two-thirds of cancer comes from lifestyle choices. But in diagnosing cancer, doctors are relying for much of their information from what was first presented in the 1840s, which results in over treatment in many, many cases. And both under and over treatment can both be very detrimental to patients.

Everyone is welcome to watch the short video and then join the discussion after the talk.