The above article seemed to imply that modern medicine could help cure Steve Jobs, but the real reason for the death of Steve Jobs is not due to the cancer but to the infection caused by Chemotheraphy. Chemotheraphy destroys white blood cells. You need to have a bone marrow graft in order to recover your immune system.
Read the comments by his sister just before Steve Jobs died. It was difficulty in breathing. In fact respiratory disease seems to be the most common cause of deaths to Cancer patients that undergo Chemotheraphy. I just found out about this from our colleague here.
Of course, after one year of conventional cancer treatment, Steve Jobs failed, but going into modern treatment does not guarantee that he will survive. No matter how big the tumour is, there is still risk that you may die of respiratory diseases such as H1N1, TB or Pneumonia. There are success stories such as Lee Hsien Lung, Dick Chenney and Hugo Chavez, but these people can recuperate well by isolating themselves. Early treatment also means that the dose may be so low that immune system damage is not that extensive.
Can we avoid chemotheraphy? Unlikely. Once you cut your tumour, in order to avoid the spread of cancer cells, you must take chemotheraphy. Early treatment improves your chances but not so much. Most are in the 90% chance, which is considered very good in modern cancer treatments, based on my experienced doctor's comment.
Even after you finished a successful but painful chemotheraphy, you still cannot guarantee that you are fully recovered. Modern medicine does not seem to suggest diet as an important ingredient towards controlling cancer because modern medicine requires exhaustive tests that require decades and billions of dollars to prove. It is too late for many cancer patients to wait. We can rely on some fragmented and inconclusive research results of the various cancer treatment alternatives, before you go for the currently known and proven cancer treatments that are well known to be not so effective still.