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Nobel laureates: Despite progress, cancer won't be wiped out

 

December 7, 2018



STOCKHOLM (AP) — The winners of this year's Nobel Prize for Medicine say they expect substantial advances toward treating cancer in the next several decades, although it is unlikely the disease could be eradicated.

James Allison of the United States and Tasuku Honjo of Japan made the assessments at a Thursday news conference ahead of receiving the 9 million-kronor ($999,000) prize.

They were named winners of the prize in October for their work in immunotherapy — activating the body's natural defense system to fight tumors.

"Soon we'll get close with some cancers," Allison said, citing p...



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