An Ounce Of Prevention

Cancer doctors gather this week to share the latest research on keeping tumors at bay. Here is a preview

As cancer specialists from around the world gather this week in Orlando, Fla., for the annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, a new sense of optimism is in the air. It's not that cancer has been cured--there are too many different types of malignancies to hope for a universal treatment. Rather, it's that doctors are beginning to piece together new strategies for keeping cancer from recurring and, in some cases, preventing it from taking root in the first place. As ASCO president Dr. Larry Norton puts it, "Cancer is not a bolt of lightning. It's more like a...

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