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Why early detection is the best way to beat cancer

Wired, January 2, 2009
More than a third of all Americans will be diagnosed with cancer sometime in their lives, and the U.S. spends billions of dollars to find ways to kill the disease at its strongest. This cure-driven approach continues to dominate cancer research. But detecting cancer early can increase a patient?s chance of survival by as much as 90%, and treatment at this stage is typically low-risk.