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Military Strategies Being Used In The War Against Cancer



8/4/2014 6:31:55 AM

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Nearly everyone has heard of the War on Cancer, which was launched during the Nixon administration with the passage of the National Cancer Act of 1971. The goal of this legislation was to eradicate (or at least significantly decrease) the number of U.S. cancer deaths. Progress in meeting this goal has been slow over the past 40 years. Sadly, we lose more of our citizens to cancer every two years (an estimated 1.14 million) than the total number of military casualties suffered by our troops in the entire history of our country (about 850,000 men and women). Like many wars, this one turned out to be much tougher to win than many people thought it would when the NCA was set into law.

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