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Cancer

27 September 2010

Science slowly conquering cancer

Cancer is one of the most feared diseases on the planet, but medical science is slowly conquering cancer, according to an assessment of cancer trends.

Cancer is one of the most feared diseases on the planet, but medical science is slowly conquering cancer, according to an assessment of cancer trends produced by the US National Cancer Institute in conjunction with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American Cancer Society and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries.

Doctors predict that the rates will keep falling because research has begun unlocking the secrets of how different cancers begin and develop.

 

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