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Wars are won or lost. Scientific battles are not won or lost; they’re either solved or yet unsolved, so there’s a fundamental conflict with the idea of declaring war on cancer. It’s like saying ‘I’m declaring war on a puzzle.’ — During a virtual interview, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and physician Siddhartha Mukher Jee said the ‘war’ metaphor used to discuss cancer research may have an obfuscating effect.

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