A new book is highlighting the importance of accessing cancer screenings to help catch the disease in its earliest stages.

“Early Detection: Catching Cancer When It’s Curable,” published by OR Books, will hit the shelves on May 7.

The authors argue that catching cancer early is the single best way to fight the disease, but currently, most resources are devoted to late stage treatments.

The book combines personal experiences with cancer and research focusing on how early detection tests can save lives. The authors call for solutions, such as expanding access to cancer screenings in disadvantaged communities.

Bruce Ratner, one of the book’s authors, a former major real estate developer in the city and the founder of the Michael D. Ratner Center for Early Detection of Cancer, joined NY1 political anchor Errol Louis on “Inside City Hall” Tuesday to discuss more.