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Reexamining the Definition of Cancer

NPR | Aug. 2, 2013 10:04 a.m. | Updated: Aug. 5, 2013 12:25 p.m.

A viewpoint published in The Journal of the American Medical Association recommended refining the definition of cancer and reexamining how the disease is detected and treated. Laura Esserman, one of the authors, and Larry Norton, from Memorial Sloan-Kettering, discuss what a new definition would mean.

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