Health care isn’t a right; it’s a responsibility. That’s one of the premises of The Lucky Years by oncologist David Agus ’87. What Agus calls “the lucky years” is the era we live in now, the first time “we have at our disposal all the information we need to design our own health.” Thanks to a wealth of technology and data available, those living in developed countries have the potential to live longer than ever. But with those advances comes the potential for confusion and misinformation.
Agus is a professor of medicine and engineering at the University of Southern California and the director of USC’s Westside Cancer Center and the Center for Applied Molecular Medicine. He also is the author of The End of Illness and A Short Guide to a Long Life.