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Is the notion of a cure for cancer too simplistic?

Might cancer be a natural part of a cell's landscape?

By Philip Ball   March 2016

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Paul Brown/REX Shutterstock (4743493p) Participants in the London Electric Run 2015 5K charity fun run in association with Breast Cancer Care Electric Run, London, Britain - 02 May 2015

Scroll to the bottom for an analysis of the seven challenges Caner Research UK has set itself 

Medical science is making huge advances in treating cancer. Figures released in February by Cancer Research UK showed that, since…

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