From the Editor

John McCain, The Stocksdale Paradox, and Cancer Survivorship.

Charles Ryan
July 27, 2017

The flurry of media recently in reaction to Senator John McCain’s diagnosis of glioblastoma multiforme, a highly malignant brain tumor, touched right at the heart of where cancer fits in the American psyche:  That it is a battle to be won.


Dr. Charles J. Ryan, MD

Charles J. Ryan, MD

Charles J. Ryan, MD is Professor of Clinical Medicine and Urology and the Clinical Program Leader for Genitourinary Medical Oncology at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. He received his MD from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, where he also served as Chief Resident. He completed a fellowship in medical oncology in the Department of Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and the Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York.

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