State of the Union

Frontline Cancer: A one-size-fits-all strategy doesn't work fighting cancer

Frontline Cancer: A one-size-fits-all strategy doesn't work fighting cancer

FRONTLINE CANCER:

Almost two years ago in his 2016 State of the Union address, President Obama launched the U.S. Cancer Moonshot initiative, a bold, ambitious set of goals to fight cancer, including achieving a decade's worth measurable, significant progress in half the time.

Almost half a century earlier, another president — Richard Nixon — famously declared "war on cancer," also during a State of the Union address. The resulting National Cancer Act of 1971 provided new emphasis and funding to defeat cancer, but it's hard to say who is winning.

In 2017, there will be an estimated 1.6 million new cancer cases and more than 600,000...

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