Special Section: The Search for a Cancer Cure

At present there are only three main ways of treating cancer, which will kill more than 335,000 in the U.S. alone this year. Doctors can cut tumors out with a knife, burn them out with radiation or kill them cell by cell with drugs. Though these treatments can be effective in combination, each has its drawbacks. Now, cancer researchers have turned to molecular biology, which shows promise of providing new and more effective means of dealing with the disease.

No one really knows what causes cancer, which is actually...

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