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April 16th, 2006

Cancer studies focus on early detection

... the lion's share of attention has gone to figuring out how to treat existing cancers, not working toward earlier detection. That may be changing.

In recent years the National Cancer Institute has funneled tens of millions of dollars into early detection research. A $144 million program to fund nanotechnology and cancer research will go largely toward searching for new ways to catch cancers early.


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