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Susan Hockfield

Gaining ground on cancer

By Susan Hockfield
April 28, 2008

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IN 1971, President Nixon launched the War on Cancer, with the optimistic goal of defeating the disease in eight years with $100 million. More than 35 years and $79 billion later, the war is far from won. While 2002 marked the first-ever yearly decline in US cancer deaths, more than 40 percent of Americans will still contract cancer in their ... (Full article: 720 words)

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