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Are We Winning The 'War On Cancer'?06:04

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This week, in collaboration with WNYC in New York, NPR is exploring progress in fighting cancer. One frequent question is whether we are winning the "war on cancer."

NPR Science Correspondent Richard Harris tells Here & Now's Lisa Mullins that there are a number of ways to get at that question. The number of Americans who will die from cancer each year is growing, but there is evidence we're moving in the right direction.


This segment aired on March 27, 2015.


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