Vincent DeVita
Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

Vincent DeVita is a former director of the National Cancer Institute and the Amy and Joseph Perella Professor of Medicine at Yale Cancer Center and Yale School of Medicine. His latest book is The Death of Cancer (2015), co-authored with Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn. He lives in Connecticut.

Written by Vincent DeVita

Radiation treatment for lung cancer. Photo by Christopher Anderson/Magnum

Essay/
Public health
Death of cancer

A critical mass of medical knowledge could soon end the death threat of cancer, but politics stands in the way

Vincent DeVita & Elizabeth DeVita-Raeburn